Roasted Walnut and Sage Pesto

by lisa | 2 January 2014 12:53

I love pesto. The funny thing is, I never ate it pre-paleo as something to slather over pasta. We usually use it as a spread for meat (chicken or steak). I tend to vary the nuts I use or the herb combinations to come up with different flavors. We had loads of sage growing in our garden this past summer/fall and I really need to make use of it, so this time around, the main herb is sage.

Roasted Walnut Sage Pesto

Roasted Walnut Sage Pesto

This turned out absolutely delicious. We served it over sweet potato gnocchi and also over grilled chicken. It also works well as a salad dressing over mixed greens.

Tastes great on anything

Tastes great on anything

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put everything but the oil in a food processor and whiz well to blend.

    So easy to make

    So easy to make

  2. As it starts to form a fine crumb like texture, slowly drizzle the oil in while the processor is still on and blending. 
  3. Scrape down the sides once or twice during blending.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Enjoy!

    Enjoy!

 

Roasted Walnut and Sage Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup roasted walnuts (lightly dry roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put everything but the oil in a food processor and whiz well to blend.
  2. As it starts to form a fine crumb like texture, slowly drizzle the oil in while the processor is still on and blending.
  3. Scrape down the sides once or twice during blending.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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