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Parsley Pesto

Parsley Pesto

Surprisingly, I still had a massive garden of fresh parsley piled up outside that had not yet frozen. Quickly snipping it all, I rushed inside to make pesto before my poor bunch decided to freeze.

Glad I did this as two days later we had a giant cold spell freeze the remainder of my kale and carrots.

I must say my carrots were a weird bunch this year as they grew and grew but never decided to sprout out of the ground, I had the looks of growing carrots, but never actually produced a single one. I was pretty bummed about this. :(

Anyway my parsley is the main topic right now as I made this delicious pesto from the fresh parsley hanging on by a thread fighting the bitter cold.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup toasted whole almonds
  • 3 handfuls of fresh Italian Parsley (or basil if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Avocado olive oil (or EVOO)
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/3 cup + extra for topping, fresh Parmesan cheese

In a food processor add your parsley (I did not chop nor stem my parsley)
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Add in almonds, 1/4 cup oil, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. 

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Blend on high until fully mixed and parsley is minced. 

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Top with Parmesan cheese for an appetizer or stir in if using for a spread.

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Homemade pesto is extremely easy and not worth the $4 you would spend at the store for a tiny jar. Make your own and you can freeze batches of it as well for future use.

Cilantro Spread

This delicious spread was created tonight specifically for a warm salami sandwich and realizing I wasn’t in the mood for a sandwich while making the spread. I decided I would make some chicken nuggets as an easy go to dinner, along with some grilled fish. A pretty random meal actually, but wanted a little of both just because it sounded good. I must say it was delicious so much so that I decided I need to share this yummy spread.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Mayo
  • ½ cup chopped Cilantro
  • ¼ cup Taboulie

You can make your taboulie or buy it. If you make it you will have plenty for salads, crackers, or this cilantro spread. Taboulie is a wonderful, healthy snack and very versatile.

It was actually pretty incredible I almost had more cilantro spread than actual chicken nuggets. J You could pretty much use this on anything; fish, burgers, crackers, sandwiches and much more. Hope you enjoy.