Parsley Pesto

Preparation 5 min Cook Time 2 min

This parsley pesto not only offers a gorgeous colour perfect for spring but is fresh, flavourful, and only takes 7 minutes to make.


  • 2 1/2 cups parsley, stemmed and washed
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup + 2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, adjust to taste


  1. Add the parsley, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, coarse salt and two tablespoons of olive oil into a food processor.
  2. Blend the ingredients together in 5 second intervals until blended together, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula
  3. Add the rest of the olive oil and the salt and pepper. Blend everything together until smooth, but there is a slight texture left (if you prefer - else blend until completely smooth), about 1 minute.
  4. Scrape down the bowl again ensuring everything is being incorporated.
  5. You may want to add more cheese, olive oil or seasoning to appeal to your palette.
  6. Spoon the pesto into a bowl and serve on crackers, bread, sandwiches, pizza, or other varieties.


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