Versatile Pesto - Dane County Farmers Market Series

11 August 2016
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Versatile Pesto - Dane County Farmers Market Series

I love making fresh pesto and who doesn't like pesto anyway. There are hundreds of pesto recipes but I think that it is really fun to create one with your own favorite flavors. I love to make pesto with a combination of fresh cilantro and basil, especially right now is the perfect time to experiment. How about basil, cilantro and a bunch of garlic? Don't know about you but my mouth is watering! 

It is amazing how versatile pesto can be, use it in sandwiches, pasta, add a little bit on sauteed chicken and many more recipes. 

Let's see what you think of this recipe: 

2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons olive oil

Add everything in a food processor and process it for 5 minutes or until everything comes together as a paste. Spoon the pesto in a jar, top it with olive oil. Stays fresh in the fridge for a couple of weeks or in the freezer for 2-3 months. 

 

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