This is my favorite pesto. I don’t love pine nuts, so I use creamy walnuts and I omit the Parmesan cheese. We make this pretty often at my house. My kids love whole wheat rotini with tons of “green sauce”. I like to use it as a spread for a veggie sandwich or as a salad dressing. (see previous post). Store it in the fridge with an air tight seal.
- 2/3 cup raw walnut halves (2 oz)
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 3 cups fresh basil leaves
- scant ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, or as desired