Walnut and Parsley Pesto
- Place garlic and salt in a mortar; smash and mash with the pestle until it becomes a paste, 5 to 8 minutes. Add walnuts; mash walnuts into a paste until you reach your desired texture (coarse or smoother), another 5 to 8 minutes. Add parsley and mash to break up and blend with the walnut/garlic mixture, about 4 minutes. Add lemon juice and olive oil; stir, mash, and emulsify liquids into the mixture until it becomes very thick and well blended, 8 to 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. If mixture seems too thick, whisk in a tablespoon of water, or as needed.
- Spread on bread, use on pizza or pasta, or on roasted chicken. The taste is just like garlic butter, so use it as such.
Per Serving: 85 calories; 8.3 2.4 1.4 0 78 Full nutrition
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Very good! I have to admit that I cheated...I do not own a mortar and pestle, so I had to improvise by using my chopper, which, of course, worked out great. My lemon was super juicy, so I would ...
Thought it was really good....substituting 1/2 basil for half of the parsley. Perfect!