‘Chimichurri cashew pesto’ for my second birthday! 

I’ve just been advised by wordpress that today it is two years since starting this blog! Wow! Where did that time go?? That’s amazing! 

Two years of cooking and experimenting and eating and learning, and best of all, sharing 🙂 

I continue to love it and love you guys with whom I share blogworld. Thank you for all of your support and comments and encouragement xx 

So, today I bring a typical foodbod post: something full of flavour with spices, fresh herbs, olive oil, good fats and nuts! Where would my life be without any of them?

After my chimichurri experiments in the summer, I decided to through together a kind of chimichurri/pesto idea, really to use up some fresh parsley and coriander as much as anything else! 

This is the kind of thing that I can literally put together then eat the whole jar with a spoon!! 

This is what I threw in my blender:

Several handfuls of home roasted cashew nuts – I started with a couple of handfuls and added more as it evolved 

1 bunch of flat leaf parsley

1 bunch of fresh coriander  

2 cloves of garlic 

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp roasted ground cumin

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1-2 tsp apple cider vinegar, to your tastes 

Olive oil as necessary for the consistency you want

Salt to taste

This doesn’t include any cheese like pesto would, but I’m sure it would taste great if you did include some. 

I processed this in my small bowl blender only for a short while to keep some chunk and texture in the finished product. 

Dig in and enjoy!!! 

You could add this to all sorts of dishes, especially cooked pasta or grains, roasted vegetables or with vegetables chips and no doubt alongside some cooked meat. 

Happy Tuesday everyone! Here’s to many more years of sharing our virtual world xx

69 thoughts on “‘Chimichurri cashew pesto’ for my second birthday! 

  1. Anita Kushwaha

    Happy second anniversary, Elaine! Reading your blog is always a joy and a place to discover new ideas. I love the idea of combining coriander along with the parsley. The green colour is so vibrant! 🙂

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  2. sallybr

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I must say your blog has a very mature, seasoned (great pun, right?) feel, so I am happy to be following you for maybe half of your blogging life?

    great recipe to celebrate this milestone! I wish you many many more years of sharing great recipes with your lucky readers!

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  3. apuginthekitchen

    Happy anniversary Elaine, time does fly by for sure. Your chimichurri pesto sounds great, i am a chimichurri fan and adding the cashews is a wonderful addition. Wishing you many more years of blogging fun and thank you for sharing your amazing recipes with all of us.

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  4. kellie anderson

    Happy Blogiversary! I can’t believe you have only been on this space for 2 years.You have embraced healthy food blogging so wholeheartedly and with such authenticity that I know you will just grow from strength to strength over the coming months and year. Thank you for always sharing such beautiful spice-tastic recipes. Cheers!

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  5. skd

    Congratulations Elaine!! May you have many more such successful blogging years to come. I really enjoy coming over to your amazing blog.Keep going!!!


  6. petra08

    Happy second birthday! It goes so fast doesn’t it?!
    I love the sound of your chimmichurri. It looks so fresh with the cashew nuts and the herbs. I will give it a go and I agree, it looks like something I would just love to eat by the spoonful! 🙂 x

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  7. polianthus

    ooh the colours! I wish I could comment at the bottom of your posts, i find myself reading then scrolling back to the top for the comments field and then scrolling back to the bottom to leave a comment, is this just me being dense and not seeing whats in front of me or is it bad WP layout? Poli – if you know PLEASE advise – you know I LOVE to comment…

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    1. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

      I think it depends how you read the posts…you need to click on each post header to load each post individually and then be able to comment at the bottom, if you scroll through them as a continuous run then you need to go backwards and forwards to get the comments…I think this is the issue!!

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      1. polianthus

        yes it works – still need to scroll down to bottom of comments though, wish they allowed you to add comments at the top (and then pushed them to the bottom, if needed..) ah I am too impatient I guess 🙂 thanks for your tip thought already an improvement

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      2. polianthus

        I suspect so – I only have an incomplete image and various bits of the mosaic. Online not much more is possible, but you know, it does add up to knowing you a little :)!! Happy Sunday

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  8. polianthus

    apparently not – let me try again: If i read your post to the bottom I can click like, but I can only add a comment on the post if I scroll back to the top of the post; click on comment box, top left. then i need to scroll to the bottom again to write -better?:)


  9. Life Diet Health

    WOW! Elaine… Foodbod two years! Happy Bloggiversary! 😀 Sorry I missed a lot of that but SO happy to have found you (& your blog 😛 ) now!

    Wonderful recipe (and photos) as always… you know it will have to wait though until I come back!

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  10. Loretta

    Congratulations on your second anniversary Elaine, time does zip by so fast when you’re having fun eh? Wishing you many more years of continued success with the blog, and thanks for keeping us all so healthy with your amazing recipes 🙂

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