Walnuts basil pesto

 Walnut basil pesto - made with basil, walnuts, olive oil, garlic, parmesan, pecorino romano, salt and pepper. Fast, easy to prepare and delicious!

  • Author: Jean-Yves
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian


  •          3 basil bouquets
  •          50 g chopped nuts
  •          50 g grated Parmesan cheese
  •          50 g grated pecorino romano cheese
  •          25 cl of extra virgin olive oil
  •          1 clove of garlic
  •          salt and pepper


  1.    Mix the basil, garlic, walnuts, then mix several times until coarsely chopped.
  2.   Pour the olive oil gradually. Adjust the quantity according to the desired texture.
  3.   Add the parmesan and pecorino.
  4.   Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour into an airtight glass jar, add a drizzle of olive oil. Keep it in the fridge for a maximum of one week.


basil - It is very important to cook with fresh basil. Don't use the old withered basil that's lying around in your fridge, or you'll get a brown pesto.


Variations - You can use the above recipe and replace the basil or walnuts with one of the following ingredients:

       -Arugula, spinach shoots, parsley, coriander, carrot tops, beet tops.

       -Pine nuts, cashew nuts, almonds, hazelnuts