Easy Walnut Pesto

Pesto in container

Easy Walnut Pesto

2 cups fresh Basil

1 cup grated parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan cheese)

½ cup crushed walnuts

½ cup olive oil

Half lemon juiced

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp black pepper

Yields about 2 cups

Place all dry ingredients in a food processor or a blender and pulse to break down Basil leaves. Slowly poor in olive oil through the feed hole of the processor. If using a blender, stop the blender and then add half the olive oil and blend. Keep adding the oil until the pesto is a smooth consistency. Add lemon juice to taste.

Tip #1: Store the pesto in an air tight glass or hard plastic container. You can also freeze the pesto up to 3 months.

Tip #2: Use on pastas, grilled meats, in salads, sandwiches or omelets.

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