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Homemade Basil Walnut Pesto

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Homemade Basil Walnut Pesto
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Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
10 min.
Preparation
Calories:
239
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Walnuts not only give the basil pesto its special flavour, but are also real fitness boosters: the kernels contain a particularly high level of ellagic acid. This secondary plant substance slows down free radicals and stimulates the immune system.

If you regularly nibble walnut kernels, you can prevent high cholesterol levels and, in the long term, even lower an already elevated level of harmful LDL cholesterol in the blood - so you can enjoy basil pesto with walnuts regularly with pasta, but you can also use it as a cold sauce with fish, minestrone or simply as a spread.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories239 kcal(11 %)
Protein4.4 g(4 %)
Fat24.1 g(21 %)
Carbohydrates2 g(1 %)

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1
large bunch Basil
1
50 grams
4 tablespoons
30 grams
freshly grated Parmesan

Preparation steps

1.

Rinse basil, shake dry and pluck off leaves.

2.

Peel garlic and chop. Purée basil with garlic, walnuts and oil.

3.

Stir in Parmesan and season with salt and pepper to taste prior to serving.