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Basil Walnut Pesto is an amazing sauce full of basil, walnuts, olive oil, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and garlic. This Homemade Pesto Sauce is the perfect topping for salmon, bruschetta, chicken, steak, and more. So much flavor and you can quickly make this Basil Pesto Recipe in a blender! 

Walnut Basil Pesto Recipe

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 197kcal
Basil Walnut Pesto is an amazing sauce full of basil, walnuts, olive oil, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and garlic. This Homemade Pesto Sauce is the perfect topping for salmon, bruschetta, chicken, steak, and more. So much flavor and you can quickly make this Basil Pesto Recipe in a blender! 
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients for the pesto in a high powered blender or food processor.
  • Blend until fully combined and the desired consistency. If it's too thick, add a bit more oil.
  • Set aside.

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Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 57mg | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.5mg