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BASIL PESTO RECIPE

BASIL WALNUT PESTO
Whenever i make pasta i make with the usual tomato sauce or with the white sauce. Few months ago, i have tasted basil walnut pesto pasta in a friend’s place. Long time i have been thinking to make this but some how i have never come across Basil leaves when i visit the local super market. They say it be available after 11 am and gets immediately sold off too. Last week when i visited a cold storage here, i saw a fresh box of basil leaves. I picked it up and after coming home called my friend and noted down the recipe. This basil walnut pesto is a easy one to make and i loved the fresh smell of basil too.
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INGREDIENTS:

WALNUTS 5-6
BASIL LEAVES 1/2 CUP (TIGHTLY PACKED)
SALT TO TASTE
CHEESE 2 TBLSP
GREEN CHILLI 1-2
OLIVE OIL 2 TBLSP

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METHOD:

  • Wash the basil leaves and pat dry them. Keep aside 3-4 leaves for making the pesto pasta.
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  • Grind the leaves along with rest of the ingredients into a fine paste.( basil leaves, salt,green chilli,cheese,walnut and olive oil)

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  • With clean dry hands or spoon transfer it to a container and use it up within 3 days.  Basil walnut pesto is ready.

Stay tuned for the Basil pesto pasta recipe. Coming up tomorrow.
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Note:

  • I used parmesan cheese. You can use any variety of cheese.
  • Blanched almonds can be used instead of walnuts.
  • I added 2 green chilies and find the recipe spicy .

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17 comments

GEETHA ACHAL July 28, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Yummy and tempting color of the pesto…Love it with spaghetti…

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DV July 28, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Nice green color you've got 🙂 I have tried with pine nuts and it turned out yummy!! Have enjoyed walnut pesto at Italian restaurant at vivo city and I still remember the taste!!! Yum!!

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Hari Chandana P July 28, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Very beautiful captures!!

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Subha Subramanian July 28, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Scrumptious!!!!!!!!!! Good one….

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Sowmya Madhavan July 28, 2013 - 1:57 pm

ya..i have also never come across basil leaves..but heard its available at giants…love the click..looks so good and the nice bowl too!!

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suhaina aji July 28, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Love that bright green colour..love to have with some pasta..yumm

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Veena Theagarajan July 28, 2013 - 2:51 pm

love this pesto.. nice pic

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Ramya Krishnamurthy July 28, 2013 - 3:03 pm

interesting and yummy pesto

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Chitz July 28, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Yummy & healthy pesto it is, I usually add garlic instead of green chilly 🙂 Nice clicks !!

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AparnaRajeshkumar July 28, 2013 - 4:09 pm

i have used the spinanch for pesto 🙂 never tasted this basil leaves !!! so i am sure it would have tasted good !

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Sona S July 29, 2013 - 3:31 am

delicious pesto sauce.

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Akila July 29, 2013 - 5:03 am

Wow nice recipe…

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Shama Nagarajan July 29, 2013 - 5:48 am

awesome !!! drooling!!!

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Kalpana Sareesh July 29, 2013 - 7:21 am

yummyy.. grt in pasta..

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Srimathi Mani July 29, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Walnut with basil is a good blend.

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SHARMILEE J July 31, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Looks and sounds healthy…nice pesto recipe

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Priya August 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Dear jeyasri i have been watching your recipes and trying some of them. Your eggless cake recipes are a hit with my ppl. Thanks a lot. The basil which you have mentioned here is it thulasi?

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