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Basil Walnut Pesto

Blended in a single minute, this creamy pesto recipe yields enough sauce to coat a pound of pasta for an […]

Yield:

240 ml (4 Servings)

Difficulty:

Easy

Total Time:

11 Minutes

Size:

2.0 Litre Container

Basil Walnut Pesto

INGREDIENTS

60 ml (¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil
25 g (¼ cup) soy parmesan, or parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, peeled
80 g (2 cups) fresh basil leaves
30 g (¼ cup) walnuts
⅛ lemon, peeled
½ teaspoon salt, optional

DIRECTIONS

Blended in a single minute, this creamy pesto recipe yields enough sauce to coat a pound of pasta for an easy dinner fresh from the herb garden.

1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in order listed and secure the lid.
2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to Variable 7.
3. Blend for 30 to 45 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.

Chef's Notes

Walnuts help to make this pesto a creamy and filling sauce. Nutritional yeast is another great alternative for soy parmesan or parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 50 g (1 serving)
Amount Per Servings
Calories 200
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 380 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 3 g