Basil Walnut Pesto

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A simple pesto with a kick of red pepper!

Garlic & Zest

Serves 12

9 Ingredients

4 cup Basil Leaves

3 clove Garlic

1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano

1/2 cup Walnuts

1 Lemon

1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

1/2 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

1 tsp Kosher Salt

4 Steps

Steps 1

To the bowl of a food processor or Vitamix blender, add Basil Leaves, toasted Walnuts, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Lemon.

Steps 2

Pulse a few times to break down the basil.

Steps 3

In a steady stream add Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, pulsing until olive oil is blended into other ingredients and mixture forms a loose paste.

Steps 4

Season with Freshly Cracked Black Pepper and Kosher Salt. Enjoy!