I am so happy to have family visiting this weekend! I love having my home overflowing with the ones I love the most. My sister and niece are visiting from out of town and their visit prompted a family get together including my brother, dad, and step-mom. As a family we made a delicious lunch including an awesome parsley pesto that my niece, and I made together. We added, stirred, and tasted until we all agreed that it was delicious. As I added more olive oil to the sauce, my sweet 3 year old niece told me, “Aunt Sarah, be sure to not mess up the flavors!” Too cute!
1 large bunch or 2 cups parsley
4-5 green onions
4 garlic cloves
1 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon dried dill
Cracked black pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until totally smooth.
We served the pesto as a dip for:
Meat N’ a Pot
Not so much a recipe but a way to feed a crowd and fast!
I had several packages of gluten free chicken sausages from Trader Joe’s, Basil Pesto, Andouille, and Sun Dried Tomato. I cut all of the sausages up along with 4 left over chicken breasts. In a large pot I sauteed one bag of frozen pearl onions in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil until they started to brown, added the meat, and heated through.
I also made a veggie saute. Again, no rhyme or reason but it was so yummy! Dice and cook 8 strips of bacon and add to the cooked bacon 2 cups of Brussels Sprouts sliced thin, 1 lb of asparagus diced, 2 cups of sliced Crimini mushrooms and 3 diced steamed parsnips.
The veggies were also great with the parsley pesto.