Basil Pesto with Walnuts

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  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins

Walnuts are a mother lode of omega-3 fats, which are beneficial for heart disease, cognitive degeneration and osteoarthritis.


3cloves garlic
1 1/4cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1/4cup walnuts, toasted
1/4teaspoon coarse salt
1/8teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place garlic in a food processor; pulse to finely chop. Add remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth. Makes about 1 cup.

Recipe by Peter Bronski.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 100
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 100mg
  • Potassium 45mg
  • Carbohydrate 1g
  • Fiber 0.5g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 7%
  • Vitamin C 3%
  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 2%
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