Dairy-Free Toasted Walnut Pesto
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil
  • 3 garlic cloves (more or less to taste)
  • ½ cup walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • ⅓ cup high quality olive oil
  1. Toast walnuts in a pan over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, watching carefully and stirring to ensure they don't burn.
  2. Place all ingredients except olive oil in large food processor and process until well combined. It may be necessary to scrape the edges as you go to ensure proper blending.
  3. While you are processing, slowly pour the olive oil into the feed tube as you go.
  4. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
Recipe by Anya's Eats at http://www.anyaseats.com/dairy-free-toasted-walnut-pesto/