Walnut and Pine Nut Pesto

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by CaliforniaJan

Serve this nutty pesto over pasta for a delicious twist on the basil version.

Top Review by Maito

This is a good sauce, and has a nice nutty flavor. I tried it as written (except I subbed milk for the cream), as well as the Ligurian way with basil (and no milk or nutmeg). It is a very mild sauce, so I liked having the basil in it. For the same reason, make sure you use a really good olive oil. This served 4 well coated dishes of pasta. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a wooden bowl or food processor, mash walnuts and pine nuts until they have a grainy consistency. Add all remaining ingredients except cream and mix thoroughly. The sauce may be prepared ahead of time to this point. Add cream just before serving. Do not heat sauce, but serve over hot pasta.

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