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Creamy Basil Pesto

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.

Did you know walnuts aren’t just tasty, but also have many health benefits? Check out this article to learn more!

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!

Nutrition facts

Per Serving

calories: 196

fat: 20.5g

saturated fat: 2.3g

cholesterol: 0mg

sodium: 32.4mg

potassium: 110.3mg

carbohydrates: 0.7g

fiber: 1.5g

protein: 2.1g

sugars: 0.4g

Photograph by Hannah Noonan. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.