Watercress Pesto

Watercress Pesto

Mandy 1

"Watercress pesto: great with pasta and salads too!"


10 m servings 113 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 11 Ratings


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 t...

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 hel...

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!

So yummy! Made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it. Served it with penne pasta, very delicious

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 ...

Easy to make, full of flavor & healthy!!

This is supper yumy on a salad, it gives it nice flavour, its great in pasta too, added with some tomatoes. GREAT

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

I had never tried making pesto with watercress before, so I thought why not give it a try. I was afraid it would be too watery. Like with any recipe, I tailor the ingredients to our family's pal...