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Walnut Pesto

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients
Just because you don’t have pine nuts doesn’t mean you can’t make pesto! In fact, you can use a number of combinations of nuts and herbs to make inventive and delicious pesto. Here, we...


  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Nutrition Facts


120 cals


11 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g


1 g


0 g


0 g


5 g


192 mg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste for seasonings.

Chef Tips

Pesto, in general, stores well in the freezer. It will keep for months to add to soups or pasta dishes. I prefer to freeze it without adding the cheese, and I also like to freeze it flat in small quantities so I can easily break off what I need.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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