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Honey Walnut Pesto Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

This honey walnut pesto recipe is a bright and fresh sauce made with basil, honey, walnuts, garlic, and olive oil.  Great for pastas, toast, or risotto!  A fantastic flavorful addition to any meal – this healthy no cook pesto sauce is ready in just 10 minutes in your blender or food processor!

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I love bright and herby sauces, and this honey walnut pesto brings the flavor! As a beekeeper, I’m always looking for fun new ways to use our honey… and it adds the perfect hint of sweetness to pesto sauce. I love making big batches of pesto with any fresh herbs or greens we have on hand: basil, spinach, kale, mustard greens, etc. This pesto was absolutely delicious tossed with fresh cooked pasta, and with garlic bread on the side.  Everyone will absolutely buzz over this sauce.

This Honey Walnut Pesto Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Herby
  • Fresh
  • Subtly Sweet
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Versatile
  • Hearty
  • Vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free!

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Savory Honey Recipes for Meal Prep

You can easily meal prep this walnut and honey pesto recipe by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I rely heavily on meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead.  Heat + eat, you’re all set!

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What Ingredients Do I Need For This Savory and Sweet Pesto Sauce Recipe?

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Easy Weeknight Pesto with Honey!

This walnut and honey pesto recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

How Do I Make Pesto with Walnuts?

  1. Toast the walnuts over low heat in a sauce pan – the nuts should be fully toasted after about 3 to 4 minutes, so make sure to watch and stir with a wooden spoon so they don’t burn.
  2. In a food processor or blender, add basil, parsley, toasted walnuts, honey, garlic, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break down the greens.
  3. Mix on low and pour in the olive oil until the pesto is a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper, taste, and adjust seasonings as desired.  Toss pesto with freshly cooked pasta, smash pesto with cooked chickpeas, or stir into risotto, mangia!

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Other Savory Honey Recipes You’ll Love!

3 Bean Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Dressing (Vegetarian, GF)

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Noodles Recipe (Vegetarian)

Honey Mustard Coleslaw (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Raw Honey Cilantro Lime Sauce Recipe (Vegetarian, Low Sodium, Paleo, Whole30)

Oven-Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Nuggets

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Get the Same Ingredients I Used For My Vegan and Nut Free Pepitas Pesto Recipe!

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Honey Walnut Pesto (Gluten Free)

Kelly Jensen
This honey walnut pesto recipe is a bright and fresh sauce made with basil, honey, walnuts, garlic, and olive oil.  Great for pastas, toast, or risotto!  A fantastic flavorful addition to any meal - this healthy no cook pesto sauce is ready in just 10 minutes in your blender or food processor!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Toast the walnuts over low heat in a sauce pan - the nuts should be fully toasted after about 3 to 4 minutes, so make sure to watch and stir with a wooden spoon so they don't burn.
  • In a food processor or blender, add basil, parsley, toasted walnuts, honey, garlic, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break down the greens.
  • Mix on low and pour in the olive oil until the pesto is a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper, taste, and adjust seasonings as desired.  Toss pesto with freshly cooked pasta, smash pesto with cooked chickpeas, or stir into risotto, mangia!

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 960IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Honey Nut Pesto, Honey Nut Sauce, Honey Pesto, Honey Walnut Pesto, Pesto with Honey, Raw Honey Recipes, Savory Honey Recipes, Sweet Pesto Recipes, Walnut and Honey Pesto
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