Last week I went on a bit of a pesto making frenzy. One of my all time favorite foods is pesto and so when I found recipes in Southern Living for different varieties of pesto I knew that I wanted to try them. The mint pesto was not our favorite (though Marilyn thought it was good) and I wouldn't make it again but the herb pesto? It was very, very good and will be added to our recipe box!
I love that I can get a lot of the ingredients from my herb garden and that it has a variety of uses. So far we have had the pesto atop fish and chicken and mixed in with scrambled eggs! Delicious!
Herb Pesto (from Southern Living Magazine)
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves*
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts**
1/4 cup cold water
1 to 2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.
*I used curly parsley because that is what I had.
** I toasted the pine nuts because I like the flavor that brings out!