Nonna's Basil-Walnut Pesto

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: enough for 4 to 6 plates of pasta
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1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

1 teaspoon sea salt 

4 cloves garlic 

2 bunches fresh basil, leaves only 

1/2 lemon, juice of


  1. Add the walnuts, olive oil, sea salt, garlic, basil leaves and lemon juice to a food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a paste.