Parsley Pesto

The most common way to make pesto is to simply blend up some basil leaves with parmesan and pine nuts. But at the time I needed to make it, I unfortunately did not have those ingredients at hand. However I did have other things in my house which could perfectly replace the original ingredients. Instead of basil I used parsley and instead of pine nuts I used walnuts. I also added some olive oil and garlic cloves. If you don’t like garlic you can totally just skip it. For a more cheesier version of this you can just add some grated parmesanΒ πŸ™‚


The way to create this delicious pesto is as easy as making a smoothie. Literally. You just toss all the ingredients in a blender and mix everything well until you get the desired consistency. What could be easier? 😁


One time I even used spinach to make pesto and it also turned out great! So you can basically use any β€žleaves” you have in the fridge. What you do with the pesto is up to you! It tastes great with pasta, on toast or as a salad dressing.




  • 2 cups parsley leaves
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Β½ cup olive oil
  • Β½ walnuts
  • Β½ teaspoon salt
  • ΒΌ teaspoon pepper

Place all of the ingredients in the blender and pulse until a paste has formed.

One response to “Parsley Pesto

  1. Pingback: Pesto Stuffed Rolls | Mila's Little Kitchen·

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s