Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Walnut Pesto

Today was my weekly 10 hour shift at the book store, and for some reason I just started thinking about pesto halfway through the day. I realized that I had no pine nuts at home, but did have walnuts. So this is pesto with walnuts....turns out its just as good. On a completely random note when did high heeled crocs become an acceptable think to make, let alone wear!!!!! What is women's fashion coming to??

Cutting Board
Cheese Grater
Food Processor

1/3C Walnuts
2 Garlic Cloves
2C Basil Leaves
1/2t Salt
1/4t Pepper
1/3C Olive Oil, more as needed
1/2C Parmesan Cheese

Put walnuts and garlic in the food processor and pulse until a paste is created. Add in basil leaves, salt and pepper.

While food processor is on add add in oil until smooth, add cheese and pulse till blended. Add more oil if needed.

Now you have wonderfully tasty pesto, in about 10 minutes. 

Slap some chopped tomatoes, chives and olive oil on a piece of wonderfully crusty bread and serve it along side....pour yourself a glass of full bodied red wine, grab a good book and an enjoy some time to yourself. If you're going to share it with someone please...put the phone away at least for dinner time.


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