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Quick and Healthy Pesto.

Updated on July 3, 2011

Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil, chopped walnuts.
Basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil, chopped walnuts. | Source
Rough chopped basil.
Rough chopped basil. | Source
2-3 cloves of garlic or to taste.
2-3 cloves of garlic or to taste. | Source
Grate as much or as little as you like.
Grate as much or as little as you like. | Source
Chopped Basil, Parsley, Garlic & Walnuts with Olive oil.
Chopped Basil, Parsley, Garlic & Walnuts with Olive oil. | Source
Walnut Pesto over Linguini (you can use pine nuts if you like.)
Walnut Pesto over Linguini (you can use pine nuts if you like.) | Source
zero carb noodles were used instead of linguini, with a few anchovies.
zero carb noodles were used instead of linguini, with a few anchovies. | Source

Garden Fresh Pesto.

Old World style or the Emulsified style works well for today's Pesto Recipe.

Today, we cut the seasons first Fresh Basil and Parsley from our garden.  I choose to rough cut the basil and parsley, instead of putting them in the blender or food processor.  Sometimes I do process the herbs in the food processor, but today I wanted to make this dish the "Old World" way with rough cut herbs.

It's fine if you want to emulsify the herbs in a blender or food processor. The following recipe will work either way.  I think that the olive oil mixes better with rough cut herbs but that's just me.

Use whatever pasta that you like.  My husband likes Linguini.  I am sensitive to starches, so I use Zero Carb Noodles.  You can purchase them on line. 

Walnut Pesto over Pasta

2 Cups Chopped Basil Leaves

1/3 Cup Chopped Parsley

1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts

2-4 Chopped or Grated Cloves of Garlic

1 Cup Grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1-2 Anchovies (Optional)

Mix all ingredients together. Spoon over cooked Linguini, Zero Carb Noodles or your choice of Pasta.

Until we meet again... Francesca27


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      ajthesmeagol 

      7 years ago

      Looks good.

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      jbhearn95 

      7 years ago

      Love walnuts. Love pesto. I'm in to give your recipe a try.

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      WandasHomePlace 

      7 years ago

      Makes my mouth water! Sounds delicious!

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      annamaria123 

      7 years ago

      Pesto! It's so fresh! Perfect for summer eating!

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      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      You can make this pesto either rough cut or put in a blender. I like it with walnuts... I don't like pine nuts, which are the nuts that most people use.

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      chonett 

      7 years ago

      I've never had pesto, but I 'm having it very soon over zero carb

      noodles. Your photo looks like it's very good! Thanks!

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      gidget911 

      7 years ago

      I love walnut pesto. Thanks.

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      NTR57 

      7 years ago

      I enjoy pesto on my pasta. I've never made it from scratch. I'll have to try this.

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      bri36 

      7 years ago

      yes this looks real good going to try. thanks for the tip. gets my vote.

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      alocsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Sounds yummy. I'll try this out.

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      Golfgal 

      7 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      yum i will try. I love my pesto too. I usually put in some garlic as well.

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