Courgette & Parsley Pesto

Elevate your culinary experience with Phatman’s Courgette Pesto Elegance—a captivating twist on the classic pesto that celebrates the delicate flavors of summer. Crafted with a medley of garden-fresh ingredients, this pesto offers a symphony of tastes that dance harmoniously on your palate.

Courgettes, the stars of this creation, bring a subtle earthiness that harmonizes with the richness of parmesan cheese. Roasted pumpkin seeds add a delightful crunch and nuttiness, while the brightness of parsley and a whisper of lemon juice awaken the senses.

Bound together with the velvety embrace of olive oil, this pesto is a testament to simplicity done right. The marriage of flavors is perfected with a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper, enhancing each ingredient’s distinct charm.

Phatman’s Courgette Pesto Elegance is a versatile companion that effortlessly transforms any dish. From enriching pasta to adorning crusty bread or elevating grilled vegetables, this pesto invites you to embrace the art of gastronomic delight.


  • 2 medium courgettes (zucchinis), diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a splash of olive oil. Sauté the diced courgettes until they are tender and lightly golden. Let them cool slightly.
  2. In a food processor, combine the sautéed courgettes, grated parmesan cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds, fresh parsley leaves, and a hint of lemon juice.
  3. Pulse the mixture a few times until it forms a coarse paste. Drizzle in the olive oil while the food processor is running until the pesto reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, adjusting to your preference.
  5. Once the Courgette Pesto Elegance is ready, transfer it to a clean jar or airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  6. Explore the versatility of this pesto by using it as a pasta sauce, a spread for sandwiches, a dip for vegetables, or a topping for grilled meats.
  7. With every bite of Phatman’s Courgette Pesto Elegance, savor the symphony of flavors that come together in a harmonious dance. This delightful creation is a tribute to the beauty of summer produce and the elegance of simplicity in cooking. Enjoy the journey of taste and indulge in the pleasures of a pesto that transcends expectations.

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