Sage-Walnut Pesto

Summary: This is a delicious variation on traditional basil pesto and is a great way to use up a lot of sage!

Yield: makes enough for 3-4 servings


  • 3/4 cup packed, fresh sage leaves
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 small cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnut oil


Put sage, basil, salt, garlic and walnuts in a food processor and blend. Slowly pour the oils through the feed tube until well emulsified. Enjoy atop pasta with fried sage leaves and toasted crumbled walnuts! Serve with Parmesan or pecorino for grating on top!