Walnut pesto from Ellen Zaeyen can be prepared in 5 minutes. You make this dish with Walnut oil, ORAC botanico-mix & Spice mixes from Amanprana. This recipe from the French & Italian kitchen is delicious as Tapas & snacks, Dip and more & Salsa & Sauce. It also fits perfectly in a Vegetarian, Gluten free, Vegan, Lactose-free & Raw food diet.

Ingredients for walnut pesto

  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 150 g fresh walnuts
  • 100 g pine nuts
  • 2 dl Amanprana walnut oil from the PĂ©rigord region
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • a pinch of Amanprana Orac Botanico mix mild
  • 1 tbsp (Demeter) apple vinegar

Preparation of walnut pesto

Roast the pine nuts in a pan on low heat. Let them cool off completely. Put the walnuts and the pine nuts in the food processor or blender and mix everything until obtaining a coarse mixture. Roughly chop the parsley and take the leaves off the thyme, add them to the nut mixture together with the tablespoon of vinegar. Keep mixing and slowly pour in the oil until obtaining a smooth texture. Add a pinch of unrefined sea salt according to taste. Lovely as an appetiser on toast or as part of a salad dressing.

Tip from Ellen:

This walnut pesto is easy to store in nice small jars. It keeps for a long time if you make sure the pesto is completely covered in oil.