Traditional pesto is usually bright green and made with a base of pine nuts but Trader Joe's is introducing a flavorful alternative with its new Walnut Pesto with Parmesan Cheese. When it came to creating this product, Trader Joe's found itself asking: "What would happen if you took traditional pesto and replaced the basil with walnuts?" The answer is in this new product made by combining walnuts with canola oil, extra virgin olive oil and Parmesan cheese, plus black pepper, nutmeg and sea salt. According to Trader Joe's, the flavor experience is one that's nutty, cheesy and savory.
The alternative walnut-based pesto has the potential to be paired with pasta as usual but thanks to its spreadable consistency, it may also be layered on toast or paired with cut vegetables.
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