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Parsley, Cilantro and Tarragon Pesto

Summer is here (at least it feels like it with temperatures reaching 90 in Seattle this past weekend) and it’s a great time to grill food.

This is a unique and flavorful pesto made with parsley, cilantro and tarragon. Serve over Marinated Flank Steak or with Turkey Breakfast Patties (I will post a recipe for those on Thursday) or chicken. Enjoy! 🙂

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  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (3/4 cup)
  • 2 sprigs tarragon and more for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pepper to taste


  • In a blender, puree parsley, cilantro, tarragon and olive oil until smooth.
  • Blend in lemon zest, salt and pepper
  • Serve or refrigerate in a glass jar for a few days

Thanks for the inspiration Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, originally called Salsa Verde!


Tunisian Pesto

A delicious pesto made with cilantro, parsley, almonds and olive oil. Excellent with tortilla chips, vegetable sticks or grilled shrimp.

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  • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 1/4  c almonds
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Combine cilantro, parsley, almonds, garlic and salt in food processor and blend
  • Add oil in a stream while the above is blending until smooth

Note: This freezes very well if you have leftovers – fill airtight container and add some more olive oil on top