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Essential Walnut Pesto

05 January 2017
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This is my classic pesto recipe – add it to pasta, salads or my favourite cauliflower pizza recipe! Yum!


  • 2 large cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup walnuts, raw and unsalted
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped.
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan salt and ground black pepper to taste



  1. Combine the walnuts with the basil leaves in a bowl of a food processor. Process until the nuts are well ground and the basil is well incorporated.
  2. Add the lemon juice, olive oil and season with salt and pepper. With the motor running, pour In the water ( as much as you think). The pesto should be smooth and creamy. If not dairy free, consider adding 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  3. Place in a bowl and refrigerate after use.


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