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Parsley Walnut Pesto Sauce

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Pesto alla genovese or pesto is a sauce originally from Genoa, Italy. It’s normally made of basil, oil, garlic, grated hard cheese, and pine nuts.

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The secret of this recipe is the earthiness of the parsley with the bright lemon-garlic flavor combined with the fruitiness of the walnut.

This is no traditional pesto, not only because this has a very unique flavor profile, but also because it is a lot more affordable than the basil and pine nut version. Also, there is a big chance that you have all of these ingredients already on hand, making a lot easier for you to give this recipe a try.

For this recipe, we’ll tweak it a little bit. We use Italian Parsley, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice, lemon Zests, olive oil, salt and black pepper.

This sauce will go very well with the Zucchini Spaghetti dish.

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Parsley and Walnut Pesto

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Parsley Walnut Pesto Sauce

Course Condiment
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author KetoVale.com Team

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch Italian Parsley (leaves plucked)
  • 1 garlic clove (peeled)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender until they become smooth. Alternatively, use the bullet if you are blending only small amounts of the ingredients.
    Mix Parsley, Walnut and Oil
  • Once the mixture is homogeneous enough, transfer to a bowl and reserve.

Notes

Macros (per serving): Calories: 212– Fat: 23g – Net carbs: 0.9g (total carbs: 1.8g, fiber: 0.9g) – Protein: 2.7g

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