I bought a pack of Basil from Trader Joe's. It can be a little pricey, so I try to buy it when I know I am going to use it fairly quickly, otherwise it can go bad pretty fast. So after about 1-2 days of sitting on my counter, I realized some of it started going bad, so I needed to make something asap. It didn't look like I had enough to make Basil Pesto, and I didn't want to run to the store to get more, so I decided to improvise. It worked out perfectly because I had a huge bunch of parsley in the fridge. Parsley only comes in these huge bunches, so I either have too much and don't know what to do with it, or don't have any and end up using dried parsley.
I rinsed out the parsley and dried it really good between two paper towels and used what little Basil I had to make Pesto. The end result was so much better than I could ever imagine. I don't have a picture, but that doesn't mean it wasn't amazing! It had a different zing to it, but it was maybe even better than my original Basil Pesto recipe. You can be the judge of that, but until then I think this recipe wins.