Parsley Pesto Sauce
Simple, easy, and surprisingly quick to make using a mortar and pestle. Spread this pesto on salmon fillets and allow to marinate 30 minutes before grilling; nothing else is needed. Serve over cooked pasta, on bread, as a pizza topping, with cooked vegetables, or even mixed into cooked brown rice.
Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- ⅓ cup fresh walnuts
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 cups parsley leaves
- 2 cups fresh basil leaf
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- Add the walnuts to the grinding bowl of a mortar and pestle or processor; grind to a pulp. Add garlic to grinding bowl or processor; continue to grind. Add parsley and basil in batches, along with a tablespoon of oil; continue to grind.
- As ingredients break down, continue to add oil and salt to mixture until you have a thick paste. Adjust consistency by adding more oil to make a sauce that is not too thick, yet not loose and runny.