Parsley-walnut-almonds-pecan nuts pesto/dip




A traditional winter pesto made from parsley and mixed nuts instead of basil and pine nuts.

It’s just as green, garlicky, cheesy, and nutty

You can serve them with some cut up fresh veggies, crackers, pita bread, pancakes or really, whatever comes to mind. The pesto is also delicious as a pasta sauce or for as a garnish on minestrone or vegetable soups. You can substitute basil for the parsley and pine nuts for the mixed toasted nuts in the recipe below for a traditional basil pesto, or try using artichokes and walnuts, peppers and cashews…get creative!

Health Benefits: 

Nuts are a tasty snack packed with nutrition. They’re good for your health as long as they’re not candy-coated, fried in oil or covered with salt. They’re available raw and roasted, but is one better than the other? Either way, nuts average about 185 calories per ounce

Makes-1 cup
Preparation time-10 minutes


  • Parsley-1/2cup
  • Roughly chopped toasted nuts-1cup (walnuts, pecan nuts and almonds)
  • Low fat grated cheese-1/4cup
  • Garlic cloves-2
  • Salt- to taste
  • Olive oil- 2tbsp (include more if desired)
  • Lemon juice-1-2tbsp


  • Place parsley, toasted nuts, cheese, garlic, salt in a food processor/blender and pulse into medium fine texture.
  • Then add olive oil, lemon juice and pulse again until combines.
  • Serve over pasta, as a dip with crackers or breadsticks or as a garnish to vegetables or cream-based soups.


  • Any combo of nuts can be sued as a variation.

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 November 5, 2014, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  2. It looks delicious!!


  3. I think you could just put that in front of me give me a spoon and I would eat it right out of the bowl. Sounds fantastic and delicious.


  4. I’m not a fan of pesto; but this version looks VERY NICE, Chitra ! 🙂

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  5. So yummy 🙂 Love the click as well 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Marvelous, Chitra. I was looking for a recipe that included pine nuts for my blog. I’d love to link back to this one tomorrow.
    Happy holiday hugs!


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