Get A Taste Of Italy With This Walnut Pesto Recipe

How about you upgrade your favorite pesto recipe to a new, even tastier walnut pesto? All you need is a blender and 15 minutes of your time.


  • 4 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 6 cloves peeled garlic
  • 2 cups packed fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Prepare the garlic

The first thing you need to do before you start making the pesto is to toast the garlic. All you need is a skillet and the garlic cloves. Make sure to toast them with the skin on. Leave the garlic to cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, then place it in a bowl.

Prepare the walnuts

You should do the same with the walnuts as well. Place them in the skillet and cook them for 5 to 10 minutes.

Make walnut pesto

To prepare this fast pesto, you will need a blender. Put the basil, olive oil, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic in the blender. Pulse until you get a smooth mixture.

When you’re done, you can add pepper and salt according to taste. Your pesto dressing is all done. Use it with salads, bruschetta, pasta dishes and more.