Parsley Pesto Recipe – A delicious twist on pesto prepared with parsley, walnuts, and parmesan cheese. It’s great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!
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 Pesto, Olive 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.
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.
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.
Please reach for some parsley, walnuts, cheese, garlic, and olive oil – we’re about to prepare something so good and so delicious.
Great meals to enjoy this Parsley Pesto with:
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Parsley Pesto Recipe
Parsley Pesto Recipe – A delicious twist on pesto prepared with parsley, walnuts, and cheese! It’s great for pizzas, sandwiches, toppings, even pasta!
packed Italian parsley
fancy shredded parmesan cheese
extra virgin olive oil
Private Selection African Inspired Berbere Blend
salt and fresh ground pepper
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…
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Parsley Pesto Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.