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easy walnut pesto recipe served in a small bowl with a gold spoon on a white marble surface with a block of parmesan cheese and basil leaves

Easy Walnut Pesto Recipe

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This easy walnut pesto recipe is made with just 5 ingredients for a flavorful sauce! Stirred into greek yogurt, on its own, mixed with some lemon juice or a cream sauce this easy walnut pesto is delicious! 

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12oz 1x


Units Scale
  • 1- 1.5oz Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • 3.5oz Walnuts (mine were roasted, either way, works)
  • 3.5oz Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 5oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. In a food processor or powerful blender add the parmesan and walnuts. Mix for 30 seconds-1 minute, or until the walnuts are blended into very small pieces. Add in basil leaves and garlic. Mix until fully combined.
  2. The pesto will be very thick if using a food processor with the mixture on low drizzle in the olive oil if using a blender just add it. You may want more or a little less olive oil depending on how chunky you like your pesto. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze in ice cube tray or mini containers for future use.


*Basil Pine Nut Pesto Recipe Here

  • Author: Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Process
  • Cuisine: Italian
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