Basil (/Any Greens)-Walnut Pesto
2 cups of chopped fresh basil OR 2 cups of your choice of chopped fresh greens (e.g., kale, Swiss chard, arugula, spinach etc.), packed
1/3 cup of raw walnuts
3-4 cloves of garlic
Juice of one lemon
1/2 cup of grated parmesan (if you are dairy-free, you can skip this altogether or use 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast)
2/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
Wash greens, dry them, and chop.
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender, and blend until it becomes a thicker paste.
Add extra olive oil, salt, and pepper as needed.