Thursday, March 19, 2009

Basil and Walnut Pesto


 I bought a bag of basil leaves recently, only to discover another bag sitting at the bottom of the fridge when I got home. I'd completely forgotten about it. It was practically full but only slightly wilted, but I hated the idea of letting it go to waste.

I then realised that I also had some leftover walnuts in the cupboard from when I made gluten-free chocolate brownies, so I decided to try making some pesto with the basil and walnuts.

I threw the basil leaves, walnuts, parmesan cheese and some olive oil into the blender and blitzed away. I found that the pesto needed more cheese than normal, probably due to the strong nature of the walnuts, but it turned out delicious.

I poured it into a container and poured a thin layer of oil on top to keep it covered until it's needed.

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