2cupslightly packed celery leaves (from 1-2 large bunches)
½ cupwalnut pieces
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
½cupextra-virgin olive oil
Crushed red pepper, additional walnuts and/or grated Parmesan; optional
Add celery leaves, garlic, salt, walnuts, parmesan and lemon juice to a blender or food processor. Process to combine. With the motor running, pour in the olive oil, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed, until very smooth.
Serve in a bowl as a dipping sauce for Caulifower Buffalo Bites, or use as a sauce for pizza or flatbread or in any recipe that calls for pesto.
Celery Leaf Walnut Pesto Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2196Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Total Carbohydrates 3g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
PER SERVING (2 tablespoons): 196 cal, 19g fat (11g mono, 5g poly, 3g sat), 5mg chol, 262mg sodium, 3g carb (1g fi ber, 0g sugars), 3g protein