PARSLEY, PUMPKIN SEEDS AND GARLIC PESTO
Parsley, Pumpkin Seeds and Garlic Pesto
This is a tasty yet very healthy parsley pesto recipe with garlic and pumpkin seeds. You can use it to add a rich flavor to rice and pasta dishes, on chicken or fish, or even on its own spread over pita or flatbread. Personally, I like the contrast of the stronger flavor of the pumpkin seeds to go with the distinctive parsley taste and powerful garlic. Other nuts like pinenuts or walnuts could easily replace the pumpkin seeds though. To make the pesto even more intense, I use pumpkin seed oil instead of the usual virgin olive oil. Once again, feel free to replace this with olive oil or the even healthier avocado oil if you don’t have pumpkin seed oil. Flat leaf parsley seems to work and look better in this pesto and the nutritional content is said to be similar, but I use whichever looks freshest when I get it. Parsley Pesto Recipe This recipe will make a good amount of parsley pesto and you don’t need that much to flavor a dish. You could reduce the amounts, but I’d rather make a large batch and freeze any left over for future use.