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Mint and Walnut Pesto

Mint Pesto with Walnuts

  • Author: Tastebotanical
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: English


This quick and easy pesto uses fresh mint combined with toasted walnuts, garlic, parmesan and olive oil.   Stirred into cooked pasta, it is the perfect no-fuss vegetarian supper.



  • 100 g  (4 oz) walnut halves
  • 2 fat cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 100 g (4 oz) parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 50 g (2 oz) fresh mint leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 10 tablespoons oil (I use 5 extra virgin olive oil and 5 rapeseed oil)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put the walnuts in a frying pan and dry fry for around five minutes until toasted.
  2. Put the walnuts in a food processor or blender and add the crushed garlic, grated parmesan cheese and chopped mint leaves. 
  3. Add the oil and blend until you get a rough paste.
  4. Add salt to taste

Keywords: mint, pesto, sauce