Toasted Walnut Pesto

Try enriching this fresh, nutty pesto from Merrilees with a dollop of ricotta cheese
By Merrilees Parker
Toasted Walnut Pesto
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 25 g basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ricotta cheese, (optional)
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice
  • 50 g parmesan, grated
  • 50 g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • freshly ground salt and black pepper

Method

1. Place all the ingredients except the Parmesan and the walnuts in a food processor and blitz to a smooth paste.

2. Stir in the grated Parmesan and chopped walnuts and season to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper.

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