Walnut Pesto

This toasted nutty pesto is a perfect addition to boost the flavor of any dish. Try adding 1-2 Tbsp to…

  • Soups
  • Spread on your favorite gluten free crackers, along with some soft cheese
  • Mixed in with your regular pesto basil pesto, then tossed with pasta
  • Brush over steak or fish then cook over the grill or under a broiler
  • Used as a dipping sauce for meat, like for shishkabobs
  • In a sandwich or burger as a condiment
  • Drizzled over top of a veggie pizza, or use instead of pizza sauce



Walnut Pesto
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Serves: 8
Fresh pesto is snap to make, and can be used in everything from soups, pasta sauces, salad dressings, to pizza toppings.
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ⅓-3/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Toast walnuts in oven or in a dry skillet over medium heat until they become fragrant and start to brown (toss often). Allow to cool completely.
  2. In a small food processor, add nuts, cheese, garlic and ¼ cup oil. Process until smooth, adding more oil as needed until you reach the consistency you desire.
  3. Season to taste with salt.
Makes about 1 cup



  1. thanks for all your efforts for the gluten recipe, homemade the best.

    How to make a tastie treat from raw cocoa, with sun flower seed walnuts raw shredded coconut, what to sweeten it with?

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