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Capsicum and Walnut Pistou

Recipe posted on: 11 January 2010

Walnuts - The main ingredient in Capsicum and Walnut Pistou

Recipe information

Serves: 1 cup
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 40 (per serve)
Carbs: 0.9 grams
Protein: 1.6 grams
Fat: 3.7 grams

A delicious walnut dip that is great for parties and a basic recipe to make for everyday use.


  • 2 large roasted red capsicums, cut in half and seeds removed
  • 50g walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped finely


  1. Place capsicums on an oven tray and roast at 200°C (or 400°F), turning over to roast both sides, for 20 minutes, at which point skins should be blistered and blackened.

  2. Remove the capsicums from the oven and cover loosely with foil for about 10 minutes.

  3. When the capsicums are cool enough to handle, remove the blackened skin from the capsicums.

  4. Cut the capsicums into 5cm strips and mix with the capsicum juices in a bowl.

  5. Add the capsicum and juices, walnuts, garlic and chilli into a food processor and process until smooth.

  6. Season to taste with salt.

Nutrition InformationAmount % Daily
Calories 40 2.0%
Calories from fat 33 5.5%
Total fat 3.7 g 6.0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fibre 0 g 0%
Sugars 0 g 0%
Protein 1.6 g 0.3%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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