Walnut pesto

For the foodblogswop March (foodies make recipes from each others blog), I was linked to the blog Food Style by weight consultant Kim van der Wel (yes Kim, here it is;)). On her blog you find delicious and super healthy dishes and snacks for every moment of the day. It’s a Dutch blog, but I’m more than happy to share one of her recipes with you in English.

Walnut pesto from scratch

I chose a pesto recipe. This naturally fits right up my alley, since I prefer everything from scratch. By using walnuts instead of the usual pine nuts, I gave it a slightly different spin. Voila walnut pesto!

Walnut pesto

Category: Appetizers and snacks, Dinner

Walnut pesto


  • 50 grams of basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 50 grams of walnuts
  • coarse sea salt
  • pepper
  • 50 grams of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Toast the walnuts short and let them cool.
  2. Grate the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Put all the ingredients + a little bit olive oil in a food processor and blend until it becomes smooth.
  4. Add olive oil until you have the desired substance (one full cup makes the pesto quite thin).
  5. Add sea salt and a little pepper to taste
    Delicious on bread, pizza and pasta!

Photo: in collaboration with my friend photographer Alexander David

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    1. Ik zie ook veel lekkers op Great Body & Skin Angela!
      Goede inspiratie. Leuk om een iets van jouw blog te maken :). Keep you posted!

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