1 1/3 cups fresh basil
2/3 fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh lemon thyme
1/2 cup walnuts
2 garlic cloves (optional)
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 country bread loaf
24 smoked salmon slices, rolled (about 1 pound, 2 ounces)
Salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, puree the basil, parsley, lemon thyme, walnuts, garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Gradually add the oil until you have smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper. If too thick, add a little more oil.
Preheat the broiler. With a serrated knife, cut the walnut bread into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice in half. Place the slices on a baking sheet. Broil on both sides until golden brown. Cool before using.
Spread some paste over each bread slice. Add one salmon roll, sprinkle each with a little lemon juice, and serve immediately.