Pesto, Pesto, Pesto !

Every once in a while I go through a pesto obsession…I think it’s pretty obvious that
I’m in the middle of one right now.  I started making  spinach pesto instead of the tradition
Italian basil pesto because I rarely ever buy fresh basil.  I think it’s too expensive to buy
the amount needed to make a large quantity of pesto and spinach is something that I alway
have in the fridge. I got the idea from the “Best Ever 3 & 4 Ingredient Cookbook”, it’s a pretty
great cookbook especially for describing the basics of creating sauces and marinades.  While
still on my pesto buzz I also found the following  pesto recipes:

Parsley Pesto :  parsley leaves, walnuts, olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper.
Watercress Pesto:  watercress,  olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper.
Rocket Pesto:  rocket, olive oil, garlic, parmeson cheese, salt, pepper.
Basil Almond: almonds, basil, olive oil, garlic, parmeson cheese, salt, pepper.

So I guess the options for pesto are endless, just keep exchanging the leaves, cheese and nuts
for a different flavour.

Okay, I’ve just put the last tub of pesto I made in the freezer so I think I’m finally through with
my pesto obsession…at least for the moment…

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4 responses

  1. hey, thanks for the comment, yeah i like mixing it up for the different flavours and depending on what’s in my fridge. The spinach pesto recipe is my favourite. I’ve also starting making some tapenades so I’ll be adding some of those recipes soon…

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