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Basil Walnut Pesto in a bowl with wooden spoon
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5 from 10 votes

Fresh Basil Walnut Pesto

Fresh basil walnut pesto is easy and delicious vegan pesto that swaps the pricey pinenut with walnut. A great recipe to grab all the fresh basil from your garden patio and turn into a pesto that can be put to use in so many different ways.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 709kcal


  • 2 cup fresh basil leaves tightly packed
  • ¾ cup walnuts, toasted
  • 10 cloves garlic, toasted (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ to ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend into coarse sauce.
  • Store in air tight container and refrigerate it.
  • It will last for few weeks.



Serving: 0g | Calories: 709kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2343mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2530IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 4.6mg