Walnut Pistou Recipe


Veggie Burger Atelier Extraordinary Recipes for Nourishing Plant-Based PattiesPesto is a wonderful invention finely chopping fresh herbs to release their powerful aromas enhanced by olive oil and salt is pure genius. A simple yet flavorful pesto can be made with a minimum of ingredients. But adding nuts, garlic, and lemon juice elevates the pesto to another level. Here, walnuts are featured with basil. A great add-in for both pastas and sauces and a perfect topping for Italian- and French inspired burgers.

  • Yield: 5 ounces (150 g)


  • 1 large bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 3½ ounces (100 g) walnuts or pine nuts
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (10 g) grated Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus more as needed
  • Salt, to taste
How to Make It
  1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasonings with more salt or lemon juice if needed. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.

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