Black Walnut Pesto

Black Walnut Pesto

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Black Walnut Pesto

Add variety to your pesto with Black Walnuts. Because the Black Walnut is wild, its taste is more robust and out-of-the-ordinary than orchard-grown nuts. It is a full untamed natural flavor that is derived from the roots of the tree. It’s nature’s gift.

This recipe courtesy of Hammons Products Company


  • 3/4 cup Black Walnuts
  • 15 fresh basil leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic or to taste
  • 1 pound pasta of your choice, cooked according to package directions
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Drop of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • 1 In food processor, combine walnuts, basil leaves, and garlic and pulse until well blended to create pesto mixture.
  • 2 Melt butter in skillet; add pesto mixture and olive oil.
  • 3 Heat until well blended, then stir in the cooked pasta.
  • 4 Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


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