parsley and coriander

Parsley and Coriander Pesto

Fresh parsley and coriander combine nicely in a pesto that not only tastes great but helps the body to eliminate accumulated toxins and salts.


  • 2 cups fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup of fresh coriander leaves
  • 4 – 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 – 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
    – or you can use lemon or lime juice
  • ΒΌ cup of pumpkin seeds
    – you could also add sunflower seeds.


Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz.

If I am using this for sandwich fillings I will add extra seeds to make it thicker than if I am using it as a sauce with grains or pasta. For a thinner sauce add extra oil. As this is a raw sauce I will often use pumpkin seed oil, which gives it a vibrant green colour.

Parsley and coriander health benefits:

parsley and coriander pesto

Parsley and coriander bind with metal toxins in the body, such as lead, mercury and aluminium, and help to eliminate them.

Parsley is an excellent source of vitamins K and C, and a good source of vitamin A, folate and iron. It is a natural diuretic, meaning it will increase the flow of urine. It is a particularly good food to strengthen liver and kidney functioning.

Coriander is a rich source of vitamins K, A and C, and a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. It has anti-septic properties and calms digestion.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in a variety of antioxidant phyto-nutrients. They are a very good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and copper and a good source of zinc, iron and protein.