Basil-Walnut Pesto

Toss this delicious sauce with hot pasta for a quick and easy weeknight meal.


  • 1 cup (250 mL) lightly packed fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) toasted walnuts, divided
  • 1 oz (30 g) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) olive oil
  • 2   garlic cloves, pressed


  1. Finely chop half of the basil and half of the walnuts together in cap of Food Chopper (mixture should resemble a thick paste); place into Classic Batter Bowl. Repeat with remaining basil and walnuts.

  2. Using Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater, finely grate cheese. Add cheese, oil and garlic pressed with Garlic Press to batter bowl. Mix well using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.


  • Yield: 15 servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: (about 1 tsp pesto): Calories 50, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 1 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 30 mg, Fiber 0 g

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