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Shredded Parsnip & Carrot Pesto Slaw

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

This fresh and easy shredded parsnip and carrot pesto slaw is a great side dish. Refreshing and light, this recipe is a great way to enjoy the taste of pesto in a dish that contains...


  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 2 medium carrots
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cups toasted nuts (any type: pine nuts, walnut, almonds, pistachios)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Nutrition Facts


627 cals


46 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5 g

Monounsaturated Fat

28 g


39 g


10 g


11 g


20 g


741 mg


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel long ribbons of parsnips and carrots, rotating the vegetables to peel as much as possible. Place the parsnip and carrot strips into a large bowl. Toss with one tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. To make the pesto, in the bowl of a food processor or blender, pulse the nuts and garlic with the remaining olive oil until the nuts are finely chopped. Add the basil leaves and pulse until they are also finely chopped. Pour the pesto into a bowl, and season with lemon juice, cheese, salt and pepper. If the pesto looks too thick, add a few more tablespoons of olive oil or water.
  3. Toss the pesto with the shredded carrots and parsnips.
  4. Let marinate for several hours before serving.

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