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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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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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  • PREP 10 mins
  • READY IN 10 mins
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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

 
Mar 01, 2014

Being in Hawaii, watercress is a very popular item. This is a new way of using watercress, easy, delicious, I love it!!

 

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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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