Creamy Basil Pesto

Last updated: March 2022

For a yummy twist on pesto, use walnuts! Perfect to stir through steamed veggies, dollop over pan fried chicken or baked salmon or stir through zucchini noodles.

Makes 3/4 cup (about 10 tbsp)
Serving size 2 tbsp


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Blitz all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Serve as needed. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 196
  • carbohydrates: 0.7g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 20.5g
  • fiber: 1.5g
  • potassium: 110.3mg
  • protein: 2.1g
  • saturated fat: 2.3g
  • sodium: 32.4mg
  • sugars: 0.4g
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