Garlic-Free Parsley Pesto

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

We have lots of parsley in the garden and can't eat garlic. This pesto fits the bill and is tasty too. Use it thick, as the recipe makes, for a spread or garnish. For a sauce, add some of the water your pasta is cooking in. The flour in the water acts as a binder.


  1. Clean and remove big stems from parsley.
  2. In a food processor or magic bullet put the parsley, salt, walnuts, shallot and half the oil.
  3. Blend until pureed.
  4. Add remaining oil, lemon juice and parmesan and blend quickly.
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This was tasty, but next time, I'll use less oil. I even added twice as much parsley in case my interpretation of 2 cups, loosely packed, was too loose. Made for CQ 14.

sheepdoc August 20, 2014