Get Your Greens! Parsley Pesto Recipe

PestoPesto is a classic, simple sauce to make. Many recipes contain cheese, but this one keeps it’s delicious taste while being dairy-free.

Parsley Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of parsley (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup of toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (or 3 if you love garlic like I do)

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in high-powered blender or food processor. If you want a chunkier sauce, pulse until desired texture is reached. If you prefer a smooth sauce, blend on high for 30 seconds. Yields aprrox. 1.5 cups. Serve on raw or steamed greens, over roasted or steamed veggies, grilled or baked meat, fish or poultry – get creative and enjoy!

Pesto collage

Health Benefit Tally:

Parsley – antioxidant source, anti-inflammatory, supports kidney health, anti-cancer, supports healthy vision, detoxifier

Olive oil – lowers risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer & asthma, anti-inflammatory, decreases blood pressure

Garlic  – cardioprotective, lowers cholesterol, antioxidant source, antibacterial & antiviral

Lemon – antioxidant, anti-cancer, alkalinizing

Pine nuts – supports healthy vision, heart-friendly, boost immunity, improves energy, antioxidant power  

Sea salt – with minimal processing, sea salt offers trace levels of minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium and other nutrients