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Parsley Walnut Pesto

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

Parsley Walnut Pesto

Parsley Walnut Pesto Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Course: Condiment
Keyword: creamy pesto sauce, parsley pesto
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 226kcal
Author: KetoVale Team
An affordable but unique flavor recipe of a pesto sauce with a twist of parsley and walnuts.
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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.

Macros

Nutrition Facts
Parsley Walnut Pesto Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 582mg24%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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