Basil Walnut Pesto

 This is one of my favourite pestos for brown rice pasta or zucchini noodles. Every time I make it it turns out a little differently because I am horrible with measurements. I eyeball all my measurements which makes it very frustrating when anyone tries to replicate the recipe. I keep saying I am going to get better at making a note of all the amounts I used, but it has not happened yet despite the three empty recipe notebooks waiting for me on the kitchen shelf. Am I incorrigible? I'd like to think there's always the possibility of change... so I leave that door open that one of these days I will become a meticulous recipe writer.


Until then, here is my Basil Walnut Pesto, approximately.

  • a handful of fresh basil
  • about a cup of walnuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • one teaspoon salt
  • pepper, to taste
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor (I have tried both with success) and give it a whirl.
  2. The image you see above is the result of the "dip" setting on my Blentec. 



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