Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Watercress Walnut Pesto

Pesto is considered fast food in our house. You can throw a few things in your food processor and presto, you've got dinner! I love a good traditional pesto, but it is fun to get creative and experiment with different greens like my Arugula Almond Pesto. Watercress, the latest superfood, has been getting a lot of buzz lately. I thought I'd give it a try in pesto and it was delicious!



Watercress Walnut Pesto
((Printable Recipe))

Ingredients:
4 cups watercress, large stems removed, washed and spun dry
3-4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
3-4 ounces fresh parmesan cheese
fresh lemon juice to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Blend the garlic, parmesan, watercress and walnuts in your food processor.

2. While the processor is running, slowly add in the olive oil.

3. Add fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.

4. Serve over pasta. (Reserve a little of the pasta cooking water to help thin out the pesto to coat the pasta.)

3 comments:

  1. Watercress with walnuts is a mighty fine pesto! I can smell the aroma as it melts into the warm pasta. A very compelling recipe!

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  3. You always make tasty healthy dish! This looks so good. I need to try this.

    Mica
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