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Under 30 Minutes

Parsley-Walnut Pesto

You can serve this fresh pesto on the roasted flatbread or stir some of it into the meatball soup.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Serves 4
Parsley-Walnut Pesto

Photography: Beatriz Da Costa

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2005


  • 1 bunch (about 2 cups) fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Process parsley, garlic, anchovies, walnuts, and lemon zest in a food processor until finely chopped. With machine running, add oil in a slow, steady stream until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Reviews (1)

  • nancycola 1 Nov, 2013

    8 years later I still make this pesto regularly. One of my favorites. I use curly leaf parsley, not flat. It makes a difference.

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