Posts Tagged ‘pesto’

Radish Green Pepita Pesto

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Radish Green Pepita Pesto

Radish Green Pepita Pesto

Radish Green Pepita Pesto

Here’s a slight twist on traditional Italian Genovese Pesto.  Radish greens are used in place of basil.  Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are used in place of pinenuts.  This is my favorite way to use radish greens.  I have sautéed them in the past, but they tend to be a tad bitter.  Making a pesto helps to balance out the bitterness.  I’ve also made it with and without Parmigiano-Reggiano.  It works well either way.  You just may need a bit more salt if you leave out the cheese.
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Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Here’s a slight twist on traditional Italian Genovese Pesto.  Cilantro is used in place of basil.  Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are used in place of pinenuts.
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Make Pesto

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Parsley Walnut Pesto

Parsley Walnut Pesto

Tuesday Tip


Make Pesto

If you have an abundance of an herb, or other delicate green, and you don’t know what to do with it, make a pesto. (more…)

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Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

This is a great weeknight dinner entrée.  The pesto sauce is done before the pasta is done boiling.
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Tuna Pesto Wrap

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Tuna Pesto Wrap with Spinach

Tuna Pesto Wrap with Spinach

Tuna Pesto Wrap

Adding pesto to canned tuna is a nice change from the common mayonnaise usually used.  I also like adding pine nuts, which is used in the popular Genovese Basil Pesto.  Wrapping the tuna up with some spinach in a burrito wrap offers an easy, portable sandwich.
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