Walnut Pesto in Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and sundried tomatoes tossed in walnut pesto – yummy .Pine nuts are replaced with walnuts in this recipe. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Walnut Pesto in Sweet Potatoes

Main Ingredients Sweet potatoes, Walnut kernels
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 3 sweet potatoes, well-scrubbed and washed
  • 15-20 sundried tomatoes, soaked
  • ½ cup walnut kernels
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 5 tbsps olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese powder


  1. Cut sweet potatoes into fingers and soak them in water.
  2. Heat 3 tbsps olive oil in a non-stick wok, add sweet potato fingers and salt and toss. Cover and cook.
  3. Roughly chop sundried tomatoes.
  4. To make pesto sauce, grind together basil leaves, garlic cloves, walnuts, 2 tbsps olive oil, salt, black pepper powder and parmesan cheese powder to a fine paste.
  5. When sweet potatoes are done, add pesto sauce, sprinkle a little water and mix well.
  6. Add most of the sundried tomatoes and toss. Cover and cook for a minute.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with remaining sundried tomatoes and serve hot.