Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parsley Pesto

I wrote an article for a client on the benefits of Parsley, and they wanted me to incorporate a recipe. Because I know the best way to receive all the health benefits of any herb, vegetable, or fruit is to eat it raw. But, hey I am not eating parsley by it self raw, so pesto was the best option.

Well, not only have I never made pesto before I never even had it before. I found a recipe, but revamped, one because that is what I do and secondly I did not have everything I needed. So, without further ado on to the recipe.

Parsley Pesto

3 Tbsp Walntus
2 Cups raw Parsley
2 Cloves of Garlic
3 Tbsp  Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Oil from sundried tomatoes
2 Tbsp Powdered Cheddar Cheese

Steam 1 cup of parsley for about a minute which will steam down to 1/2 a cup. Add the steamed parsley with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and combine until well blended. With the measurements used it will form into a ball.

Now as you can see from the image my pesto is thick which is great for using it as a spread for crackers, or dipping vegetables. Also the amount in the image is what was made with these measurements. If you want it thicker just add more olive oil, also I had purchased a jar of sundried tomatoes. It still has some tomatoes in it, but I love using the oil in various dishes as I did here.

I have a new batch of parsley which I am going to use to make a raw/vegan parsley pesto.

If you would like to read the full article on the benefits of "Parsley" just click here.


13 comments:

  1. I love basil pesto, but this one sounds refreshing and yummy too. I'd probably use finely shredded parmesan instead of the cheese powder.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Abi Parmesan is what the original recipe called for, but I was out. I think whatever you have that you can use will work.

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  2. Yum, Parsley pesto sounds delicious! And perfect for game day!

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    1. Yes, great for game day, thanks for stopping by Jen.

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  3. Sounds delicious! I could eat pesto on almost everything!

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    1. So far I only ate with crackers and vegetables, but have heard it is great on other things as well.

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  4. I would have never thought to make pesto out of parsley! Now I know what to do with all that leftover parsley the next time I need it for a dish.

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    1. There you go my understanding is you can make pesto out of a variety of greens including spinach and basil.

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  5. HUGE fan of pesto and this is perfect for superbowl tomorrow!

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    1. Yes, this pesto would be great for the game and it's healthy.

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  6. Looks Yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I've pinned this too!! Come back again next week and share your stuff!! I love having you!

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    1. Thanks for hosting the party Elaine I'll try to come by next week.

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  7. I've never heard of parsley pesto, but this looks really good! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

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