Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Basil and Walnut Pesto

A really simple, flavorful pesto made with the freshest of ingredients. That would mean the best olive oil you can afford, and fresher than fresh basil leaves. If you want it really rustic, you need to chop up the basil and walnuts with a mezzaluna. But if you're lazy like me, a blender will do as well. The original recipe calls for pine nuts, but we don't get those around here.
basil, walnut pesto
This one's dedicated to my new celeb crush - David Rocco. <3

Basil and Walnut Pesto
  • 2-3 cups of basil
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
To make:
  • Chop up/Blend the basil, walnuts and garlic till they are still a bit chunky.
  • Add the salt and olive oil over the mixture.
  • Mix well.
And to put the pesto to good use, here's a pasta recipe.

13 comments:

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

I love walnuts in pesto! I think they add so much more flavor than pine nuts, but maybe that's just me!

Simran said...

You do get pine nuts here. Try at one of the Raman Vithal stores. Hypercity has them too!

Tiffany said...

hahaha! I love that you dedicated this to your celeb crush! :D

Kathy said...

This looks great. I will have to try walnuts. I do not like pine nuts very much so when I make pesto, I usually add a few just for a little texture. I bet walnuts are delicious in pesto!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Nice celeb crush.... What a great pesto...I could find many uses for this.

Lizzy said...

I need to try your recipe when my basil is growing like crazy in the garden...I bet I'll love it with walnuts!

Raw_Girl said...

@Wilde in the kitchen: I've never had pine nuts so have nothing to compare against. Good to know I am not missing much :)

@Lizzy - where do you get basil seeds? I want to grow my own too. I dont trust these guys at Natures basket to keep me perenially supplied with basil..

@Simran: Thanks. I havent tried hypercity...Usually just rely on natures basket and they dont have it....

Cupcake said...

Looks delish I would imagine it would be so fragrant too. Great recipe!
Cupcake

Jason Phelps said...

Definitely a pleaser.

We found that putting a small amount in each of the wells of a mini muffin pan and freezing it made it easy to have usable portions of pesto around all year!

Jason

ninest123 said...

nike air max, kate spade outlet, nike roshe run, louis vuitton, sac longchamp, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, prada handbags, tiffany and co, ugg boots, ralph lauren pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, gucci outlet, louboutin outlet, burberry, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, air max, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, michael kors, tory burch outlet, louboutin, louboutin pas cher, longchamp pas cher, prada outlet, air jordan pas cher, ugg boots, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, louboutin shoes, nike outlet, louis vuitton, christian louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, uggs on sale, longchamp outlet, nike free, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, longchamp, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags

ninest123 said...

kate spade handbags, ralph lauren uk, abercrombie and fitch, hollister pas cher, michael kors outlet, nike blazer, hogan, burberry outlet online, nike free run uk, coach purses, burberry, true religion jeans, oakley pas cher, north face, nike air max, ugg boots, north face, michael kors outlet, hermes, michael kors, michael kors outlet, nike roshe, nike air max, michael kors, michael kors, converse pas cher, new balance pas cher, tn pas cher, true religion jeans, lululemon, coach outlet, mulberry, nike air max, true religion jeans, ray ban uk, sac guess, lacoste pas cher, air force, michael kors outlet, michael kors, coach outlet, ray ban pas cher, true religion outlet, ugg boots, vanessa bruno, vans pas cher, replica handbags, timberland, michael kors outlet, hollister

ninest123 said...

insanity workout, ferragamo shoes, babyliss, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, p90x workout, converse, hollister, nike huarache, baseball bats, nike trainers, ray ban, soccer jerseys, nfl jerseys, vans, instyler, asics running shoes, louboutin, north face outlet, mac cosmetics, beats by dre, timberland boots, converse outlet, herve leger, nike air max, wedding dresses, new balance, nike roshe, jimmy choo shoes, iphone cases, vans shoes, ghd, soccer shoes, celine handbags, longchamp, north face outlet, mont blanc, reebok shoes, lancel, hollister, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, lululemon, ralph lauren, nike air max, gucci, valentino shoes, birkin bag, oakley, bottega veneta

ninest123 said...

moncler, canada goose, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, toms shoes, links of london, juicy couture outlet, pandora charms, wedding dresses, pandora charms, canada goose, swarovski crystal, montre pas cher, supra shoes, moncler, bottes ugg, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, sac louis vuitton pas cher, doudoune canada goose, moncler, ugg pas cher, hollister, canada goose outlet, canada goose, canada goose uk, replica watches, moncler outlet, moncler, canada goose, moncler, thomas sabo, ugg boots uk, swarovski, marc jacobs, karen millen, moncler, juicy couture outlet, pandora jewelry, moncler, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, canada goose outlet

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...