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Recipe: Walnut-Herb Pesto

Posted 12/18/2012 | By HealthCorps

Walnut-Herb Pesto

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

  • With machine running, drop garlic into processor and chop finely.
  • Add walnuts and next 4 ingredients; using on/off turns, process until chunky puree forms. Transfer to bowl.
  • Mix in Parmesan cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

DO AHEAD: Pesto can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving SizeĀ = 1/8 cup
  • Carbohydrates- 3.5 g
  • Sugar- .6 g
  • Ca- 101 g
  • Fe- 1.22 mg
  • Mg- 30.5 mg
  • Na- 1 mg
  • Cholesterol- 6
  • Calories- 206
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