Vegetarian Gourmet Walnut Sauce for Pasta

This vegetarian sauce is a great alternative to red sauce to serve with spaghetti.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic
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  • a pinch of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti, cooked and hot


Place oil, garlic, basil and pepper in the blender. Blend until the garlic is liquefied. Add Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup warm water and blend until smooth. Then add the last 1/4 cup warm water and walnuts, blend until smooth. Pour over hot cooked spaghetti and toss to blend. Serve with a green salad. Serves 4.

Note: Experts are recommending one ounce of nuts per day in our diet, and this is a wonderful way to get some!


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