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Simple Walnut Pesto

This simple walnut pesto is as easy as putting all the ingredients (minus the olive oil) into your food processor, blending and then adding in the olive oil.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: food and drink, Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pesto recipe, how to make pesto, quick pesto recipe
Author: Chef Sous Chef


  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • ½ small lemon juiced
  • ½ cup grated parmigiana reggiano
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • No. 1 | In a small food processor or blender, pulse the walnuts and chopped garlic together 3-4 times until combined. Add the basil and pulse again. Finally, add the lemon juice and parmesan and pulse once more then scrape it into a bowl.
  • No. 2 | Stir in the olive oil then season with the salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as preferred.