Basil-Walnut Pesto

12 February 2015

This slightly different take on traditional pesto is a great way to change-up this delicious dip. For a thicker chunkier pesto, allow larger pieces of walnut during the crushing process.

You will need:

A good quality food processor or blender

A mortar and pestle


2 punnets fresh basil (you can also try coriander for a little bit of a different flavour fest)
½ cup olive oil

2 tsp. white balsamic vinegar

1 cup crushed walnuts

½ cup parmesan shavings (optional)

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tsp. Himalayan pink crystal rock salt

1 tsp. ground black pepper


Step 1:

Crush walnuts in a mortar and pestle

Step 2:

Add basil and olive oil to food processor and blend until basil appears finely chopped

Step 3:

Add walnuts, parmesan shavings (optional), lemon juice, white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to basil-olive oil mixture and blend again until all ingredients form a thick green paste.

Step 4:

Garnish with fresh parsley

Serving Suggestion:

Serve with baked fish, over roasted vegetables or pasta, with health bread, on flaxseed crackers or as a dip accompaniment for raw vegetable sticks


Yours in Health Always,



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