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Basil Walnut Pesto

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A simple pesto with a kick of red pepper!

10MIN

Total Cooking Time

9

Ingredients
Garlic & Zest
Whether you hunger for healthy, fresh fare, or char-grilled "man-food", light sweets or decadent treats -- you'll find those here. Satisfying food.
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Ingredients
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Servings:
12
Serves 12
3 cloves
Garlic , peeled
1/2 cup
Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/2 cup
Walnuts , toasted
1
Lemon , juiced, zested
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
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Directions

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Step 1
To the bowl of a food processor or Vitamix blender, add Fresh Basil Leaves (4 cups) , toasted Walnuts (1/2 cup) , Garlic (3 cloves) , Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 tsp) , Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/2 cup) , Lemon (1) .
Step 2
Pulse a few times to break down the basil.
Step 3
In a steady stream add Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup) , pulsing until olive oil is blended into other ingredients and mixture forms a loose paste.
Step 4
Season with Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp) and Kosher Salt (1 tsp) . Enjoy!

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