Forget the recipes. Pesto is a simple technique that everyone can do. All you need to add garlicky goodness to all sorts of your favorite dishes is grab your mortar & pestle. Crush garlic and salt into a paste, then add raw walnut and crush those, too. Add cut basil, lemon juice and olive oil and . . . you guessed it, crush some more, which in this case means the mixture will become a semi-smooth paste that’s perfect for spreading on toasted bread, pizza, pasta, roasted chicken, potatoes and more. Get the recipe for Walnut and Parsley Pesto.