Basil and Walnut Pesto

A Crash Course in Nose Appreciation


Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 Cup

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

If sunshine had a smell, it would be the aroma of basil. Making a batch of homemade pesto can feel like a quick jaunt to a sunny Mediterranean coast. I include a small amount of parsley in this basil pesto to sweeten the leaves a bit in the absence of Parmesan.


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, packed
  • 1/3



Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor to desired consistency. Allow the flavors to meld for about 30 minutes before eating and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.