Archive for May, 2011

It’s finally SPRING! Time to make fresh pesto! Making it doesn’t take too much effort, and it’s super easy to freeze for quick dinners later. Pesto is a great Spring/Summer staple that once frozen, can give you fresh tasting dishes that you can enjoy all year!

Method:

  • Bunch of herbs – any of these will work, or you can even combine – cliantro, basil, Italian parsley (…psst, I’ve also made steamed beet pesto, and kale pesto…!)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese
  • Handful of nuts (pine, almond, walnuts)
  • Olive oil (drizzled in)

Applications:

  • Pizza base
  • Top on fresh fish – then grill
  • Mix with cooked pasta noodles
  • Add to meatloaf or meatballs
  • Add to soup (makes a great base flavor)
  • Spread on bread, crostini, or crackers

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