Walnut and Parsley Pesto

Pesto is an incredibly easy and delicious condiment. More often than not, it’s made with pine nuts and basil leaves. We love this type of pesto as much as the next, but we really wanted to expand our pesto-rizons (I’m not apologizing for that dad pun). Especially when we were gifted a package of Capello’s Gnocchi.

While this pesto was a refreshing topping for our gifted gnocchi, don’t feel obliged to play within the “pasta” sandbox. This pesto is great scrambled with eggs, tossed into sautéed greens, mixed with additional oil to make a salad dressing, or topped on your favorite protein baked in the oven. Have fun with this quick-to-make pesto!

Ingredients
1 1/4 C walnuts
2 C chopped curly parsley
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
3 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C olive oil
1 package Capello’s Gnocchi (optional)

Method

Walnut and Parsley Pesto (paleo, primal, gluten-free) Recipe

Measure out your ingredients, and place parsley, minced garlic, walnuts, salt, and nutritional yeast into your blender, in that order.

Walnut and Parsley Pesto (paleo, primal, gluten-free) Recipe

Pulse ingredients while slowly pouring in olive oil. Pause and press ingredients down (with blender off) if ingredients are not incorporating.

Walnut and Parsley Pesto (paleo, primal, gluten-free) Recipe

If all you wanted was pesto, you’re done!

Walnut and Parsley Pesto (paleo, primal, gluten-free) Recipe

If you are making a pasta dish, prepare your Cappello’s pasta, or zoodles, and toss.

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Walnut and Parsley Pesto

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1 1/4 C walnuts
2 C chopped curly parsley
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
3 large cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C olive oil
1 package Capello’s Gnocchi (optional)

Method

1. Measure out your ingredients, and place parsley, minced garlic, walnuts, salt, and nutritional yeast into your blender, in that order.

2. Pulse ingredients while slowly pouring in olive oil. Pause and press ingredients down (with blender off) if ingredients are not incorporating.

3. If all you wanted was pesto, you’re done! If you are making a pasta dish, prepare your Cappello’s pasta, or zoodles, and toss.

2 Comments

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