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Fresh Parsley Pesto (Paleo, vegan, GAPS, SCD, Whole 30)

This fresh parsley pesto is such an easy way to add flavour to meat or fish dishes. It can also be used as a dip or dressing and is Whole30, vegan and paleo.

Course sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword cashew pesto, vegan pesto, Whole30 pesto
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 76 kcal


  • 2 cups packed fresh parsley stems removed and cleaned
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews preferably soaked and dehydrated first
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • sea salt
  • pepper


  1. Place all the ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth

  2. Remove from food processor and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Optional Variations

  1. Substitute basil for parsley
  2. Use sunflower seeds or almonds in place of cashews
  3. Use avocado oil or walnut oil instead of olive oil
  4. Add one clove garlic
  5. Add 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese 
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Parsley Pesto (Paleo, vegan, GAPS, SCD, Whole 30)
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 632IU13%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.