A cheaper alternative to pesto made with pine nuts. You can use raw or toasted walnuts. Some people like to add Parmesan cheese to this as well!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend basil, walnuts, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice together in a food processor until pesto has a paste-like consistency.

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Nutrition Facts

455.3 calories; 6.1 g protein; 6.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2017
Added more olive oil and lemon juice.... plus Parmesan cheese salt and pepper... put the extra onto plastic wrap and made a roll.. like a pesto sausage and froze it to use later. Can cut the amount I want to use and save the rest. Yummy stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2017
Added more olive oil and lemon juice.... plus Parmesan cheese salt and pepper... put the extra onto plastic wrap and made a roll.. like a pesto sausage and froze it to use later. Can cut the amount I want to use and save the rest. Yummy stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2017
Added more olive oil and lemon juice.... plus Parmesan cheese salt and pepper... put the extra onto plastic wrap and made a roll.. like a pesto sausage and froze it to use later. Can cut the amount I want to use and save the rest. Yummy stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2018
Great recipe! I added just a smudge more lemon juice at the end to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
added a bit of romano excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
This is sooooo yummy! I made it to eat with crackers or on carrots and it was amazing. I'm definitely adding this recipe to my main rotation. I added spinach leaves and next time I'm also adding a can of garbanzo beans for a healthy pesto hummus dip. Yum! Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2017
Excellent recipe! I needed to add just a bit more olive oil to make it a better consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2015
Perfect. Just what I was looking for. Something quick and easy and tasty. I did add about 1/4 Parmesan cheese and a little more olive oil to get the right consistency. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
Easy to make. I used basil right from my garden. Added some daily and a little more garlic. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2018
This was so easy and it tastes delicious! I added a pinch of salt some grated parmesan and a bit more oil than called for. I've never made pesto before but this was so easy I know I will make it again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2016
Amazing taste - great recipe! Read More