This is my husband’s brilliant recipe. There is no need for cheese but 2 tbsp of parmesan can be added if preferred. Simply blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor:
2 cups fresh basil
2 cloves garlic (garlic lovers, add more!)
1/4 cup walnuts
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt to taste
Ideas for using pesto:
Smear on grilled fish before or after cooking.
Smear on a thin slice of whole grain bread and top with chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt and pepper.
For a simple, balanced meal: Toss with just a little cooked brown rice pasta, lots of steamed or sautéed veggies (such as zucchini, eggplant, yellow squash, bell pepper, tomato) and a moderate amount of beans (drained & rinsed) or canned salmon (drained).