Looking for a pesto recipe? or how to make pesto? Watch our Pesto Recipe with a new twist, we'll use parsley instead of basil. This same recipe works great for basil pesto BTW. Parsley is super healthy and easily found in the store or your backyard garden.
Eric's Parsley Pesto Recipe
1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
2 cups grated Romano cheese
1 cup walnuts, whole or chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
quality extra virgin olive oil
Grab your bunch of parsley and swish it around in a large bowl of water or you salad spinner filled up with water.
Cut off about 2 inches of the stem end off the parsley bunch. Then cut the parsley bunch into thirds, drop into a salad spinner and spin away. You want to remove as much of the water as possible. If you don't have a salad spinner, you can roll up the parsley leaves in a dish towel to dry them out.
Add the parsley to your food processor, and pour in about ¼ cup of the olive oil. About 6 glugs, I think.
Turn on the food processor and get the parsley cut up and mixed in with the oil.
Take the walnuts and toss them into a pan and toast them lightly. Don't forget them on the stove, as they burn easily. I know this from experience.
Take the grated cheese and walnuts and crushed garlic and add to the food processor.
Top off with more olive oil, 6 glugs or so, and turn on the processor. If the machine sounds like it is bogging down, add more oil. Process to the consistency you like. I like it not over-processed.
You can now add this to pasta or spread on bread or garnish soups with. Its real good.
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