Walnut Parsley and Basil Pesto

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins


2large cloves garlic
1/2cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/2cup fat-free sour cream
1cup parsley sprigs or 2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/2cup fresh basil sprigs or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2cup California walnuts, chopped
1teaspoon salt, to taste
1/2teaspoon pepper, to taste


  1. To make the walnut pesto: in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, or in a blender, combine the garlic, yogurt, sour cream, parsley, and basil.  Process until coarsely pureed. 
  2. Add the walnuts and process to blend.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Transfer to a bowl and set aside until serving.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 70
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 330mg
  • Potassium 140mg
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 4%