1 cup walnuts (or nut of choice)
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup high-quality olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves of garlic, grated
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth. Taste, and adjust to taste:If you think it needs more salt, add some. If you want a little more kick, you could add more garlic or more red pepper flakes. And if you want the sauce to be thinner, add more olive oil.
We like it with whole wheat spaghetti or brown rice pasta. It is also great as a vegetable dip.