Parsley + Watercress Pesto


Parsley + Watercress Avocado Pesto


  • 1 cup fresh parsley, tightly packed
  • 1 cup fresh watercress, tightly packed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Half avocado
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp white mellow miso
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper, sea salt
  • 1 tbsp water, to thin out if needed


Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Just make sure the garlic cloves are chopped enough. 

Notes: If you don't have avocado or nutritional yeast on hand that's okay, they are not completely necessary but recommended for nutrition and creaminess!  

This recipe is good for

  • Diabetics
  • Liver detoxification
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Hormone disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint Pain


Serving suggestions: Serve with pasta, chicken, tofu, rice, cannelloni beans, or spread on whole wheat crackers or toasted whole grain bread. Tastes great with parmesan or other nut cheese too!