How to make Basil Walnut Pesto - SK Khazana -

Traditionally pesto is made with pinenuts and basil leaves yet this twist is just as tasty

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh basil leaves (ताज़े बेसिल के पत्ते ), Walnuts (अखरोट)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

Basil Walnut Pesto - SK Khazana

Basil Walnut Pesto - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Basil Walnut Pesto - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Fresh basil leaves 25-30

  • Walnuts 15-20

  • Parmesan cheese powder 100 grams

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Fresh parsley sprigs chopped 1/2 cup

  • Olive oil 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Put walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic and black peppercorns in a blender jar and blend into a coarse paste.

Step 2

Add parsley, basil leaves and olive oil, blend to a fine paste. Add salt and mix well.

Step 3

Transfer the paste into a bowl and use as required.

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