Basil Walnut Pesto

Basil Walnut Pesto

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    cups packed basil leaves (approx. 2 oz)

  • cup olive oil

  • ½

    cup finely chopped walnuts (optionally toast them)

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced or crushed

  • ½

    cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 2

    tablespoons softened butter (optional)

  • ½

    teaspoon salt (optional)

Directions

1 Place basil, olive oil, walnuts, garlic and salt (if using) in food processor. 2 Blend until thoroughly combined. 3 Add Parmesan and butter (if using) and blend 5-10 seconds more. 4 Just before serving, add 2 Tbsp of hot pasta water from cooked pasta. 5 Serve over pasta with bread and salad.


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