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Parsley Pesto Recipe

A delicious twist on pesto prepared with parsley, walnuts, and parmesan cheese. It’s great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!

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If I had to choose a favorite pasta sauce, dipping sauce, eat-straight-out-of-the-jar sauce, PESTO would be IT! Parsley Pesto, Spinach PestoOlive Pesto … I got all them recipes on dis blog, and I love ’em all equally.

Traditional Italian pesto is made with basil. It’s a classic sauce, but it sure doesn’t hurt to try different ingredients.

Enter parsley.

Parsley Pesto Recipe - A delicious twist on pesto prepared with parsley, walnuts, and parmesan cheese. It's great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!

With its combination of olive oil, nuts, and Parmesan cheese, pesto is in fact a healthy addition to yo’ tummy. While it is higher in calories and fat, it’s still unsaturated fat, and pesto is packed with nutrients and health benefits.

Parsley Pesto Recipe - A delicious twist on pesto prepared with parsley, walnuts, and parmesan cheese. It's great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!

Health Benefits of Parsley Pesto

  • Parsley is high in antioxidants, it improves digestion, and has antibacterial properties.
  • Olive Oil can protect against heart disease, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, among other things.
  • Walnuts are also good for the heart, they contain calcium and iron, and are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is, make this real soon and EAT all of it!  It’s good for you! The cheese, not so much, but a girl’s gotta live. And eat.

Parsley Pesto Recipe - A delicious twist on pesto prepared with parsley, walnuts, and parmesan cheese. It's great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!

Please reach for some parsley, walnuts, cheese, garlic, and olive oil – we’re about to prepare something so good and so delicious.

ENJOY!

Great meals to enjoy this Parsley Pesto with:

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Parsley Pesto Recipe - A delicious twist on basil pesto, this pesto is prepared with parsley, walnuts, and cheese! It's great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!

Parsley Pesto Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
A delicious twist on pesto prepared with parsley, walnuts, and cheese! It's great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 16 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups packed Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup fancy shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Private Selection African Inspired Berbere Blend
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine parsley, walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, berbere blend, salt, and pepper in a food processor; process until completely combined.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Use it on pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, bread, etc...

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 3

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 101 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 36 mg | Potassium: 59 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 655 IU | Vitamin C: 10.1 mg | Calcium: 46 mg | Iron: 0.8 mg | Net Carbs: 1 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pesto recipe, parsley pesto recipe
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8 comments on “Parsley Pesto Recipe”

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    Ooh, that looks so good and I can think of so many delicious applications for this!

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