Opal or Green Basil Pesto Recipe

The moment your Basil is taking over your garden and you are in need for an easy, yummy, hot summer dinner. This Basil Pesto Recipe with walnuts is perfect for such a day and can be made with opal or green Basil. ! You only need 7 ingredients and a food processor.


  • ½ cup (120 ml) olive oil

  • ½ cup (60 g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 3 Tablespoons walnut nuts

  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper, into the Food Processor container in the order listed and secure lid.

  2. Select Variable 1.

  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 7.

  4. Blend for 1 minute, using a tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

  5. Add salt and pepper for taste.

Recipe yields enough sauce to coat 1 pound (455g) of pasta.


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