Basil Walnut Pesto
Basil Walnut Pesto is a perfect Vegetarian recipe. Basil Walnut Pesto is made with a few simple ingredients and Basil Walnut Pesto is packed full of flavor. This is a classic recipe for Italian basil pesto. The only difference is that I use walnuts instead of more traditional pine nuts. This is my favorite pesto recipe; rich but healthy due to good fats from olive oil and walnuts. It comes from The Omega Diet.
Recipe type: Spread & Dip
Cuisine: Italian
  • 2 cup Basil/Tulsi
  • ¼ cup Walnuts
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves
  • 3-4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  1. Roast walnuts on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes, then keep aside.
  2. Wash and drain the basil, then add into a food processor.
  3. Add 3-4 garlic cloves, roasted walnuts, olive oil and salt. Blend the all ingredients and make the semi fine paste.
  4. Add parmesan cheese, blend it again and make a smooth paste.
  5. Basil Walnut Pesto is ready, use over the pasta or spread on the pizza as a sauce.
• You can use pine nuts instead of walnuts.
• You can add butter for richer taste.
• You can add parsley for more greenish color.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at