Well, I realised something obvious. Another solution would be to use up the whole pack the first time I open it. I could use that parsley spring on the one specific recipe and at the same time, whizz up some parsley pesto.
Making pesto is as easy as throwing items into a food processor. It tastes incredible over meat, fish, (veggie) pasta, and as a dip for veggies. It's like spring in a jar!
Parsley and Walnut Pesto
makes about 1 cup (250 ml)
50 g parsley leaves and stems
1/2 c (50 g) walnuts
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove of garlic, minced
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree well.
Store in a jar for up to week.
In a further effort to use up my parsley on time, I found a few other ways to enjoy it.
- courgette and parsley "cheese" made with gelatine (from A Squirrel in the Kitchen)
- parsley and onion salad (from a cilantro colour)
- lemon parsley cod (from Beyond the Bite)
- salmon, avocado, and rocket salad with lemon parsley dressing (from The Iron You)
What's your good idea for cooking with parsley?
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