Walnut Pesto

Walnut Pesto Recipe
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Serves: 8
  • 8 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 oz. organic walnuts
  • 1 c. fresh organic basil leaves
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, pressed
  • ½ oz. organic parmesan cheese
  1. Blanch fresh basil to retain it`s bright green color. To do this, add 1 cup of water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Prepare a small bowl filled with ice water. Plunge basil into boiling water and remove as soon as it turns bright green. Plunge basil in ice water. Remove and set aside. Add walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan, garlic and basil to a food processor or Magic Bullet (preferable). Process until smooth. Use as a topping for prepared wild salmon, free-range chicken breast, roasted vegetables, whole grain pasta or salads.

Nutrient Information Per Batch

1248 kcal Calories, 237.16 mg Calcium, 7.03 g Carbohydrate, 12.32 mg Cholesterol, 134.45 g Total Fat, 2.39 g Fiber, 2.43 mg Iron, 66.42 mg Magnesium 236.96 mg Potassium, 10.79 g Protein,4.77 mcg Selenium, 218.84 mg Sodium, 0.99 g Sugars, 1.67 mg Zinc, 19.62g Saturated fat, 0 trans Fat, 85.41 g Monounsaturated fats, 25.27 g Polyunsaturated fats, 1334.02 IU Vitamin A, 0.27 mg Vitamin B6, 0.32 mcg Vitamin B12, 6.56 mg Vitamin C, 0 IU Vitamin D, 16.5 Vitamin E, 168.1 mcg Vitamin K, 45.34 mcg Folate,0.12 mg Vitamin B1(Thiamin),0.59 mg Vitamin B3(Niacin),0.13 mg Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), 0 mcg Lycopene, 1359.48 mcg Lutein and Zeaxanthin, 3.5 g ALA, 0 g EPA, 0 gDHA,221.56 mg Phosphorous, 1.34 mg Manganese, 0 mcg Alpha carotene, 762.08 mcg Beta carotene, 11.04 mcg Beta cryptoxanthin, 0 g Conjugated Linolenic Acid


  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • No Tubers
  • No Yeast
  • No Grains
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • No Peanuts
  • No Corn

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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