Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Parsley-Walnut Pesto Over Angel Hair Pasta

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This versatile Parsley-Walnut Pesto can be used in so many different ways.

Here, I simply mixed the pesto into some freshly cooked pasta...but potatoes, soups, eggs, grilled meats and seafood ALL come to mind...

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So grab a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine and a friend...and enjoy!!!

Parsley-Walnut Pesto - Country Living

Ingredients:

2 cups (tight-packed) flat-leaf parsley leaves
3/4 cup toasted or raw chopped walnuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves (large) garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions:

Place parsley, walnuts, cheese, garlic, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until well combined. Combine oil, lemon juice, and zest in a small bowl. Add the oil mixture to parsley mixture in a slow stream, pulsing to combine.

TIP:  Freeze the pesto: Divide pesto into preferred serving sizes and place in small resealable plastic bags or small plastic containers with airtight lids. Force excess air out of the container and freeze for up to 3 months. Pin It

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9 comments:

raquel@eRecipe.com said...

I've been searching for a pesto recipe that has simple ingredients and easy to cook. Thanks for sharing =)

Clint said...

Lookin' goood.

Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

Thanks guys! I found this recipe and I have to say I would NOT change a thing! The proportions are spot on.

At first I was thinking 1/2 tsp of salt seemed like not enought but then I remembered how salty Parmesean cheese can be.

As for the lemon...I used the juice and the zest from 1 lemon which ended up perfect!

This pesto is awesome ~ reminds me of spring :))))

Aarthi said...

Yummy Yummy...I Love this..

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Rikki said...

I absolutely love pesto. This looks so good!

Karen said...

Sometimes a simple pasta dish is so comforting and perfect. I'm craving a pesto now and I love this version.

Jenn said...

Simple is best!! I love pesto - and you are right, they can be so versatile - I think some people think it's only for pasta!

Katerina said...

I love making pest with all sorts of ingredients! This one looks perfect in its simplicity!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I heart walnut pesto. And charred lemons. And your pictures. Yumtown.