Walnut Basil Pesto

Walnut basil pesto can be used as an accompaniment to many roast dishes, loaded with flavour making it perfect in pasta.
10 minutes
5 minutes
makes ¾ cup

About this recipe

Walnut basil pesto can be used as an accompaniment to many roast dishes and it tastes delicious used in this pesto spaghetti with sundried tomatoes.

basil pesto on black board


  • 1 cup basil leaves (firmly packed)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ red chilli
  • 3 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 10 walnuts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil

Notes from Rouba

  • To sterilise a jar, preheat the oven to 120°C. Wash the jar and lid in hot soapy water and rinse with hot water. Place the jar uncovered in the oven for 20 minutes or until fully dry. Don’t dry with a tea towel.


Step 1.

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped and well combined. Refrigerate in a sterilised jar, covered with a layer of olive oil.

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