this weekend i had to throw together a really quick side dish to accompany dinner. i knew that i had some fresh parsley and fresh spinach in the fridge that i wanted to use up, so i made some pesto to go on pasta. the fresh parsley combined with the fresh lemon gives this pesto such a bright flavor. it took a matter of minutes to throw together and it was so tasty!
lemony parsley spinach pesto
total time: 5 minutes
yields: approximately 1 cup
2 cups fresh parsley
2 cups fresh spinach
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
salt and pepper to taste
in a food processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth. add oil as needed to reach desired consistency.