Mom's Walnut and Parsley Sauce / Salsa di Noci e Prezzemolo della Mamma

This walnut and parsley sauce is so easy to make and is a classic from my mother’s kitchen. She learned to make it from my grandmother who came from an area around Avellino where there were many nut trees.

Makes 1 1/4 cups


  • 2/3 cup Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup walnut halves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup packed parsley leaves, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Grindingcoarse black pepper


  1. Directions
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic. Cook over medium heat until the garlic softens. Stir in the walnuts and parsley and cook an additional 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. This sauce is enough to dress 1 pound of spaghetti or linguine.

This recipe was featured on Season 17 - Episode 1717.

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Great quick pasta

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