Recipe: Walnut Pesto

With our garden growing like crazy, we’ve had tons of basil and I can only eat so much tomato, basil, mozzarella salad!

So I decided to make some basil-walnut pesto with a bunch of basil.

Here is the recipe in pictures:

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It was super simple – two small handfuls of walnuts, a ton of fresh basil, about a 1/4 c of Parmesan cheese and I mixed in olive oil until it became a thick paste. Then season with S&P as needed.

Note to self:  It was not easy with my blender, it didn’t seem to rip the leaves very easily and it was a lot of stop, tamper with a spoon, stop, tamper, stop, tamper.  If i had a food processor, I would have used it for this.

And here was the final product:

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What else do you make with an over abundance of fresh herbs?

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