This easy basil walnut pesto features pantry essential ingredients such as basil, walnuts, Parmesan and red pepper flakes. It is a great on pasta, or a s spread on a sandwich, or even as a dip. Smart Recipes, European Recipes, Nuts Recipes, Recipes Nuts European Basil Walnut Pesto Basil Walnut Pesto Recipe | PT20M Serves 12 Ingredients: 4 Cups Basil Leaves 3 Cloves Garlic 0.5 Cup Toasted Walnuts 0.5 Cup Parmesan Cheese 1 Small Lemon 0.25 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes 0.5 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 0.5 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Salt In the bowl of a food processor, add basil, garlic, walnuts, Parmesan, lemon zest, juice, and red pepper flakes. Pulse until basil breaks down a bit. Add olive oil while continuing to pulse until it is well blended and forms a paste. If the pesto is too thick, add more olive oil until the desired consistency is obtained. Season with salt & pepper and serve.



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