Nuts and Flaxseed Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta

It is a dry version of dry salad, which is crunchy & healthy. If you like the creamy version go ahead and add Cream of your choice, which might add few calories  …

Health Benefits:
Walnuts and ground flaxseeds are especially rich in omega-3 fats, which lower inflammation throughout your body.
The good news about nuts and seeds is that eating the right portion can help you loose or maintain weight and they can also stabilize your blood sugar levels. improve your cholesterol and triglycerides, which may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Serve: 3-4
Cooking time: 20mins (including cooking time of pasta)
Preparation time: 10mins


• Whole wheat pasta -450g
• Walnut-1/4cup
• Almonds-1/4cup
• Roasted peanuts-2tbsp
• Roasted and flaxseed/linseed-2tbsp
• Crushed pepper-1/4tsp
• Garlic-2-3clove
• Olive oil-3-4tbsp
• Roughly torn basil-a handful
• Low fat mozzarella cheese-100gms
• Salt- as per taste


• Cook pasta as per package instructions drain and set aside
• Meanwhile put the walnuts, almonds, peanuts, flaxseed, garlic in a food processor and whizz until finely crushed
• Then add basil, cheese, oil, salt and pepper; pulse a few more times
• In a bowl add ground pesto, cooked pasta and give it a toss
• Top it with nuts

Serve chilled

• For spice I used green chilli so if you wish to add 3-4while blending nuts
• Feel free to use Nuts/Seeds of your choice
• Crunchy vegetables like Capsicum, Cherry tomatoes, Zucchini


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 7, 2014, in International, Main Course and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Kitchenequations

    I always wanted to use flaxseeds in my recipes, but din’t know the best way to try them, your recipes are helping me out. Good and healthy 🙂

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  2. Whenever I hear of a new healthy ingredient, I can’t wait to go buy it, without first learning how to use it, of course. 🙂 So, my pantry is filled with all kinds of stuff, including flaxseeds, and without fail, I then neglect them. Typical! So I’m very glad to come across your recipe using flaxseeds. Now I can actually eat healthy, instead of just thinking about it!

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    • Thanks Angie…that’s so kind of you. Came to know that you are hosting fiesta Friday thru Charanya look forward to join awesome people like you. It will be a great learning experience for me


  3. Thanks so much Chitra this recipe is definitely worth trying for taste as well as for health. Kind regards 🙂

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  4. I know how healthy flaxseeds are, and I add them into cereals and salads, but haven’t try yet in pasta. Looks yummy!

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  5. Wow, I don’t know how I missed this one. Healthy option. 🙂


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