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 spread on a sandwich. You can even enjoy it as a tasty dip for vegetables or pita bites. Smart Recipes, European Recipes, Nuts Recipes, Recipes Nuts European Basil Walnut Pesto Basil Walnut Pesto Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT20M Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 Cups Basil Leaves 2 Cloves Garlic 0.25 Cup Toasted Walnuts 0.25 Cup Parmesan Cheese 0.5 Small Lemon 0.125 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes 0.25 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 0.5 Teaspoon Salt 0.25 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper 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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