Basil Walnut Pesto

Use the pesto as a sauce substitute on any pasta or veggie stir fry. Chop up fresh tomatoes and pile them on top.


2 cups packed basil leaves (approx. 2 ounces)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt


Place basil, olive oil, walnuts, garlic and salt in food processor. Blend until thoroughly combined. Add Parmesan and blend 5-10 seconds more.(Suggestion: Just before serving, add 2 tablespoons of hot pasta water from cooked pasta. Serve over pasta with bread and salad.)