Q: What do walnuts, basil and olive oil give you for lunch?
A: Something you will want to eat by the spoonful.
Oops. Let’s set the spoon aside. I made some pesto today and its yum.yum.yum. And it makes me feel like I’m getting some greens. I love greens. I do. Just a peek of green in my food makes me feel like king kong with muscles and stuff. Umm ok. Maybe not king kong. But healthy, you know? Basil Walnut Pesto is so versatile. I use it in pasta, in sandwiches, as a dip or heck, just slathered on toast. And it’s super easy to make. Even the kids can make it at home. The only thing you need is a food processor or mixer-grinder.
The original version asks for pine nuts, and you can use those if you want to spend a few hundred bucks on nuts. I find that it tastes just as good with walnuts, just nuttier. I’ve tried to make this version healthier by omitting cheese, but go ahead, add a quarter cup of Parmesan to make this even more delicious.