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.
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.
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.