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Get your Green fix with some Parsley Pesto

I love the color Green. For me it is the color of life, the color of hope and growth. It symbolizes nature and everything that moves ahead and is very soothing and pleasing to the eye. Similarly it is also good for our tummy as greens are full of fiber and nutrients. And I make sure we have our Green fix almost every day.

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And thankfully I have a overgrowing Parsley plant in my garden that is my savior in most situations as I use it to make soups, salads, dips and dressings. Parsley doesn’t only taste good it is also a flavor of several Vitamins and antioxidants. One of my favorite use of Parsley is to make a very fresh and tangy Pesto, which I use a sauce on Grilled Chicken, Fish and sometimes even roast vegetables.

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It takes less than 10 minutes to make and is something the husband loves as well. Here is my recipe for Parsley Pesto which in this case I served on grilled Chicken and roast vegetables.

Recipe (No cooking required, takes 10 minutes)

1 1/2 cup fresh curly leaf or flat leaf Parsley

1/2 cup Walnut (you can use Almonds or Pine nuts instead)

2 Garlic cloves

Salt & Pepper to taste

Olive Oil to make the Pesto (use really good quality Olive Oil)

Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

1) Wash the Parsley and drain all water.

2) In a grinder add all the ingredients and a little Olive Oil and blitz everything. If you find it hard to grind the paste add more Olive Oil as you go.

3) I love to get some Walnut pieces in my Pesto I don’t grind them too finely.

There you go fresh Parsley Pesto is ready. You can add some Parmesan to it as well but since I was going healthy I did not use it. Also adjust the Salt or Lemon juice if needed as per your taste.

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16 Comments

Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)

G’day! This looks healthy and great, true!
I have all of these ingredients and sense will now be making it too! Thank you!
Cheers! Joanne

justagirlfromaamchimumbai

Hey Joanne, it is such an easy thing to do right :)

Dimple@shivaaydelights

Beautiful colour! :)

justagirlfromaamchimumbai

yeah isn’t it. So rich and deep

S S

Love this idea! I’m going to try it soon..

Heather @ Sweet Precision

Matt and I made pesto a few weeks ago and it was sooo tasty!! I couldn’t agree more about green being a nutitious color… except when I’m eating my sugar cookies with green frosting 😉

justagirlfromaamchimumbai

Ahh well Green frosting on Cookies is not that bad if it isn’t pesto 😉

Sugar et al.

I am a BIG fan of Pesto, especially home made. I make it most of the time with basil. Next time I will surely try your recipe with parsley. It looks so vibrant and beautiful!

justagirlfromaamchimumbai

Hope you enjoy making it, it has almost become a staple in my house.

The Chef, his Wife and their PERTH-fect life

That looks fantastic – I will HAVE to try :)

justagirlfromaamchimumbai

Hope you enjoy it :)

Medha

Vibrant colors and fantastic recipe! I am big fan of parsley- Surely going to try this!

justagirlfromaamchimumbai

Thanks Medha

Kira

I LOVE pesto and I rarely make it myslef even though is so easy. One our favorite dinners is gnocchi with pesto and a nicely grilled steak. The combination is divine!

Mahesh

Reblogged this on and commented: Doh! I just relaized that I forgot one vital element to this pesto recipe NUTS! I love to use pine nuts in my pesto but you really can experiment with all kinds of nuts! To this recipe, add about a 1/4 cup.

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