There are many tasty variations of traditional pesto. For a twist, try this walnut pesto recipe. You will love the nutty flavor that the walnuts add, and toasting them before using them in this recipe really brings out their nutty flavor. If you are looking for a traditional recipe, refer to the section just below the recipe ... but at least give this one a try ... it might surprise you.
If you read the About Us page of BasilBasics, you know that I took over this site because of my experiences growing up with my grandfather's antics with basil. Well, those same antics caused us to give this recipe a try. You see, whenever we had a meal over my grandparent's house, the meal never ended without walnuts being eaten at the end (for digestion of course!), which included shucking the walnuts from the shells just prior to the meal ... in hindsight, you don't think it was just to keep us busy, do you? Anyway, give this a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
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|Parsley Basil Salad Dressing||Basil Infused Olive Oil|
|Basil Butter||Classic Basil Pesto|
|Basil Lemon Salad Dressing and Marinade||Basil Cream Sauce|
|Basil Shallot Mustard||Basil Paste|
|Presto Pesto||Spinach Basil Pesto|
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