Makes 2 Cups
- 3 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1.5 cups walnuts, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 cup olive oil
- salt & pepper, to taste
|Raw Ingredients - There is garlic & ground peper (not shown)|
|Add salt & pepper to taste. If you like more oil, add more oil|
Stir in salt & pepper to taste.
|This pesto can be used on so much. Yummy.|
- Except for the walnuts, I honestly do not know how much I used of each ingredient. I do know that I used 2 packs of fresh organic basil from Trader Joe's. I did use more than 4 cloves of garlic, though, but not sure how many as I had a big bag of peeled garlic and just threw them into the food processor.
- The additional garlic gave the pesto a bigger bite.
- Using walnuts instead of pinenuts gives it a different flavor and you can taste the walnutty flavor. Pinenuts, the last I checked, was about $18/lb, as opposed to the $14 for 3 lb bag at Costco.
- I want to experiment with different pestos, even those that do not use any nuts, like an asparagus pesto. I have that recipe somewhere and will post it sometime when I remember and find it.
- This was a super easy recipe to make.
- I am adding this to an Italian pork that I have in the crockpot all day. Hopefully the meat will just be like a pulled pork dish. My kids are going to make zucchini noodles and I'm going to toss the pork, pesto and noodles together to make a no grain, no starch, very low sugar dish that has good fats and is very delicious.
|Pork Roast with Seasonings in Crockpot - Before Cooking|