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Italian Walnut Pesto Recipe Video
|Basil leaves||2 Cup (32 tbs), washed|
|Garlic||6 Clove (30 gm), minced|
|Walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Parmesan cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Salt & pepper||To Taste|
|Olive oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as required)|
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33 g51%
Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 8.5 mg2.8%
Sodium 282.8 mg11.8%
Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.2%
Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%
Sugars 0.9 g
Protein 9 g18.3%
Vitamin A 13.8% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 20.7% Iron 7.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
1. In a blender or food processor, put the basil leaves. Process till finely chopped.
2. Add garlic, walnuts, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and continue to blend till smooth.
3. Pour olive oil slowly while continuing to blend till the sauce reaches desired consistency.
4. In a serving bowl, serve the pesto with chips, bread, salad or in any dish of choice.
Pine nuts can be added instead of walnuts.