Walnut Pesto

1/3 cup Aussie walnuts
Large handful of your favourite fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, dill, or mint (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Purée all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, adding more oil if needed to loosen pesto into a paste. Store in a jar in the refrigerator, covered with a layer of olive oil to keep the pesto air-tight. To serve, toss freshly cooked pasta with walnut pesto and top with another sprinkling of parmesan cheese and a few chopped, toasted walnuts. Alternatively, stir a spoonful of walnut pesto into salad dressings or savoury sauces and glazes, or use as a delicious sandwich spread.

Walnuts contain antioxidants

Walnuts are low in sodium and contain potassium

Walnuts are a source of plant protein

Walnuts contain plant omega 3

Walnuts are a source of plant protein