Wedding DIY: Walnut Pesto

Wedding-DIY-Home-Made-Pesto-ImageWeddings can become ULTRA expensive fairly quickly if you aren’t careful. One way to cut wedding cost is to prepare some (or all!) of the food yourself.

If you are at a park or a venue that doesn’t have a required catering contract, you are free to bring h’ordeurves or appetizers without contracting a vendor.

One amazingly flavorful and cost effective sauce is a walnut and spinach pesto. Traditionally, pesto is done with pine nuts and basil, which are both costly options.
Substitute the walnuts for pine nuts, spinach for basil and mozzarella for Parmesan and you are in business for a much lower cost per serving! (Almost 50% less!)

Sample menu items include:
– Pesto Dipping Sauce for Pita Chips
– Pesto Crustini’s
– Sundried Tomato and Pesto Panini’s
– Pesto Pasta with sliced Bell Peppers
– Chicken Pesto Won-ton Bites

The key to a successful finger food is leaving a lasting, flavorful bite, and pesto certainly does that!


  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Basil
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix all in a blender, food processor, Nutribullet

Store in a refrigerator and mix together as needed. Serves 6-8 oz per serving

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