Parsley and Walnut Pesto

Parsley and Walnut Pesto

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Use fresh Italian parsley, toasted walnuts and good-quality extra-virgin olive oil for this robust pesto recipe.


  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1 -1/2 cups flat leaf Italian parsley, packed
  • 1 -1/2 basil leaves, packed
  • 1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place the walnuts, garlic, zest, lemon juice, red pepper flake, parsley, basil, cheese, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until the mixture is finely chopped.
  2. With the processor’s motor running, slowly pour the oil down the chute and continue to process until well blended. Serve immediately.


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