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Watercress Pesto Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Watercress Pesto

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"Watercress pesto: great with pasta and salads too!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. Place the garlic, walnuts, watercress, Parmesan cheese, and mayonnaise into a food processor or blender. Pulse until a finely chopped paste has formed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2010

I had never tried watercress before, nor had I made my own pesto. I really like this pesto a lot. I added lemon to mine after putting it on pasta. This recipe is great! Leftovers for lunch tomorrow:)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2012

This is a great alternative to the regular, basil pesto. It is light and refreshingj - and I chose to squeeze a lime into the pesto because I wanted to serve it over shrimp scampi and linguini with a dusting of parmesan. I gave it 3 stars because it is not as great as basil pesto and watercress can be hard to find.

 
Jun 03, 2010

Delicious! I always made pesto with basil before, but this time I didn't have any basil - just parsley and watercress. This watercress was delicious!! I added a couple tablespoons of EVOO to help it blend better, though that may not even be necessary with a real food processor (I was using a magic bullet). I omitted the walnuts because I didn't have any, and it was still perfect. And substituted parmesan cheese from the can instead of fresh because we were out of fresh.

 
Apr 07, 2009

I have always wanted a different way to make watercress besides potato soup or throwing it in salad. I tried this with pasta and chicken. Very good. Thanks Mandy!

 
Nov 23, 2009

So yummy! Made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it. Served it with penne pasta, very delicious

 
Apr 24, 2009

Easy to make, full of flavor & healthy!!

 
Dec 11, 2008

This is supper yumy on a salad, it gives it nice flavour, its great in pasta too, added with some tomatoes. GREAT

 
Jun 16, 2013

I had never tried making pesto with watercress before, so I thought why not give it a try. I was afraid it would be too watery. Like with any recipe, I tailor the ingredients to our family's palette. I used 3 cloves of garlic, substituted olive oil for the mayonnaise, and added a couple pinches of salt. To round out the flavor I put in a tablespoon each of sour cream and yogurt and 1/8th cup of milk. Processed the whole thing and left it to sit on the counter for 30 minutes before serving on pasta. We had a bit left over and the kids fought over who got to use it on their bagel in the morning. Cool, refreshing change to the richness of basil pesto. Great for summer! Can't wait to try it on a salad.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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