Walnut Pesto

  • Yield 16 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 5 mins

Create this fresh and easy-to-prepare walnut pesto that is both creamy and flavourful. Spruce up traditional holiday dinners with this easy-to-prepare walnut pesto that is both creamy and flavourful.

Ingredients

1/2 pound California walnuts
2 cloves garlic
4 ounces olive oil
3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese)
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
4 ounces 35% cream
-- salt, to taste
-- pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Blanch the walnuts in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Strain and allow to cool.
  2. In a blender, add the garlic, walnuts and olive oil and blend until creamy (a mortar and pestel can also be used for a more classic result).
  3. Remove the creamy walnuts from the blender and place in a bowl.
  4. Using a whisk, stir while adding the Parmigiano-Reggiano, parsley and cream.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Store refrigerated for up to five days.
  7. This pesto is perfect to serve over fresh pasta such as fettuccine, ravioli, gnocchi and maltagliati. 

Courtesy of Chef Massimo Capra

 

Source: walnutinfo.com 

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