Enjoy this delicious recipe for Essential Walnut Pesto as an accompaniment for any meal.

2 large cup basil leaves
1 cup walnuts, raw and unsalted
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped.
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 tbsp. water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Himalayan salt and ground black pepper to taste

How to
Combine the walnuts with the basil leaves in a bowl of a food processor. Process until the nuts are well ground and the basil is well incorporated.

Add the lemon juice, olive oil and season with salt and pepper. With the motor running, pour In the water (as much as you think). The pesto should be smooth and creamy. If not dairy free, consider adding 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.

Place in a bowl and refrigerate after use.

Recipe created by Jessica Sepel, a qualified Sydney nutritionist, health blogger and wellness coach. She is the author of several eBooks, including the JSHealth Detox Plan and The Clean Life. Visit www.jessicasepel.com for more recipes, nutrition advice and wellness inspiration.

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