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Got a Big Bunch of Parsley to Use Up? ;-)


That happens to me, quite often! 

 I use a LOT of parsley in recipes. But the bunches they sell at the stores are usually still too big to get through, without throwing out/composting some of the parsley.

Can you relate? 😉

I recently found this recipe over at Country Living for Parsley Walnut Pesto and gave it a try.

It was so good! 

Such a lovely fresh taste, healthy ingredients and a nice change from the basil types of pesto, I usually make.

I served it with fettucini noodles and some fresh green beans with lemon on the side; made a delish dinner!

Here are a few “tweaks” I made in the recipe:

I omitted the salt, used curly instead of flat-leaf parsley and it worked fine, used a bit less olive oil than they called for.

DO toast the walnuts as suggested, it is worth the bit of extra time this step takes. Really enhances the flavor.

Try to make this at least an hour or two before you plan to use the pesto, to allow flavors to thoroughly blend, in the fridge.

Happy Cooking! 

PS: If you have a favorite parsley recipe, do share! I’m always on the lookout for those. 😉

Photo courtesy of Flickr

A Favorite Summertime Pasta Recipe


Speaking of popular posts (in the post directly below this one) this recipe for Pasta Primavera with Fresh Pesto Sauce is one that also gets a lot of hits (about 5000 to date) particularly as the warmer weather arrives each year.

Delicious, fresh tasting and very easy to make. A good one for using up a lot of fresh veggies and herbs in one dish. Served with a Spinach Salad as shown above, this can be a  main dish  that’s special enough for company too. Let me know if you give this one a try.

Here’s the original post, with the complete recipe from Not Just for Vegetarians.

Happy Gardening and Cooking! 🙂