Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thirty Second Thursdays: A Pesto Plight

How many times have you sat down to make pesto and realized you were missing a crucial ingredient? Pine nuts, for example. Or basil. Ok, maybe that's just me. But lucky for you, pestos are what you make them! Take the really basic recipe and fly with it:

    3 cups fresh basil leaves
    6 tablespoons pine nuts
    2-4 cloves garlic
    3/4 teaspoons course sea salt
    6 tablespoons olive oil

Try these alternative combos:
  • Lacinato kale, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, and walnut/hazelnut oil
  • Arugula, sunflower seeds; garlic, salt, and olive oil
  • Mizuna, soaked raw cashews, sesame seed oil, and sea salt
  • Mustard greens, pumpkin seeds, green garlic, grape seed oil, sea salt, and lemon juice. 
  • Pistachios, olive oil, salt, and green garlic
Spread on crackers; toss with cabbage or roasted potatoes; eat with a spoon...


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