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Renegade Parsley Pesto


Parsley Pesto

I am calling this Renegade Parsley Pesto because this parsley literally hopped up and ran away on me. I had bought a whole heaping two bicycle baskets full of produce…

bike full of produce

… and when I got home- I realized my parsley had jumped out of my basket. I hated to think of that sweet bundle of parsley lying helplessly in the middle of the road and so I unloaded my baskets and went to retrace my tire tracks. No luck in my quest and so I had to buy another sweet green bunch.

A few benefits of parsley:

  • Rich in Vitamin A which helps us to see
  • High in several B Vitamins which keeps energy pumping out of our cells and keeps us a little more mood stable.
  • Contains more Vitamin C than most citrus fruits and so helps boost the immune system and can prevent against many infections, colds and other diseases.
  • Useful in preventing and easing conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers.
  • Contains volatile oils that have been found to inhibit tumor formation
  • Contains antioxidant compounds that help prevent free radical damage to cells.

And here is the green goodness that came from my parsley misadventure.

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Renegade Parsley Pesto

  • Author: Meghan Telpner


  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger root
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)


  1. Throw it all into your food processing tool of choice and process away. Serve on crackers, with veggies, great with fish and can also be frozen to use later.
  • Category: Condiments

8 responses to “Renegade Parsley Pesto”

  1. Ricki says:

    Sounds yummy! I just made a cilantro pesto the other day–glad to have the parsley alternative. And I suppose somebody out there is thanking you for the lovely bunch of parsley they found. :)

  2. Gena (Choosing Raw) says:

    I am in love with the looks of that pesto! I cannot wait to make it.

  3. AshleyH says:

    this looks really good. what would you recommend putting this on?

  4. Cindy says:

    and it’s RAW….two thumbs up!

    I made your “ring my bell” pesto raw. loved it on Salads!

    I just so happened to pick up a fresh bunch last night at my emergency smoothie ingredient run

  5. TeachyGreen says:

    Question about this cleanse – I signed up for the last one – is the guide the same or should I sign up for it again? I’ve got my father hooked on all your information and now he has signed up for the cleanse too!

  6. elain says:

    i just came in from watering the greens in my ‘porch garden’. I am surprised you aren’t growing some of your own herbs and stuff… it’s such a pleasure to just reach over and trim parsley from my regenerating potted parsley plant. Not only do i have pots and pots of ‘greens’ and herbs happening, but there is zuchini, watermelon (hehehe), squash and eggplant growing in larger containers as well. Are there no community gardens you can avail yourself in TO? how about your folks place??? I know you don’t have a balcony, but there’s gotta be somewhere.

  7. stacy says:

    renegade pesto!!! love it. looks delish, can’t wait to try it.

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