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Walnut Pesto

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • 1 ½ cups packed basil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • cup toasted walnuts
  • ¼ cup finely grated pecorino
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Process basil, oil, walnuts, pecorino, parmesan, tomatoes, and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped; season with salt and pepper.


Originally published in Saveur, August 2011.