Parsley Pesto (Useful for Many Dishes!)
15 mins (prep 15)
10 ingredients
2 servings
Simple throw-together recipe, for which you really must have garden-fresh flat-leafed parsley. Use lime juice if possible, it's so tangy. Parsley is one of the most nutritious herbs, packed with antioxidants, but seldom used in quantity. I can eat this by the spoonful! This is a mild-tasting thick sauce, which improves in flavour if left at room temperature for a few hours. You might need less olive oil. Please taste the sauce and season to your taste. I find that despite the olives and capers it needs a good pinch of sea salt flakes. This pesto or puree will not overpower delicate tastes like fish. It's great with chicken, roast veggies, potatoes, or spread it thickly on toast and top with poached egg.

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Serving Size (173.18 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1178.51 Calories from Fat 1146.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 127.4g 391.99%
Saturated Fat 15.9g 158.98%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 789.25mg 65.77%
Total Carbohydrate 10.11g 6.74%
Dietary Fiber 4.24 g 33.95%
Sugars 2.56 g %
Protein 9.23g 36.94%
Vitamin A 22.92IU% Vitamin C 6.81mg%
Calcium 63.07mg% Iron 2.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh parsley leaves