Recipe: Pea Shoot Pesto with Cilantro or Mint

Pea shoots, or tendrils, are a delicious treat of spring. While we’re at the end of their season, you can easily preserve their tender pea flavor by making pesto. Below are two variations made with cilantro and lime or mint and lemon for you to choose your own culinary adventure. Pairing suggestions: Try the cilantro-lime…

Recipe: Garlic Scape-Mint Pesto

It’s the end of garlic scape season and I used up the remaining crop to make a pesto. I tried to balance the hot, spicy flavor of the scapes with the cool mouthfeel of spearmint. It turned out great and was perfect as a spread on warm sourdough or in a pasta salad that I…

Recipe: Cilantro-Oregano Pesto

A unique take on a classic spread, try this flavor variation with fresh cilantro and oregano. Add a dash more oil if you’re after a sauce or dressing. Great on tacos, garden salads, fish and chicken. INGREDIENTS 1 bunch fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons, fresh oregano 2 large garlic cloves 1/3 cup nuts, I used unsalted…

Recipe: Lemon Balm & Garlic Scape Pesto

Did you know the word pesto is simply Italian for pound or crush? Traditionally made with fresh basil, you can make a wide variety of pestos using different herbs and greens. The fundamental ingredients of a typical pesto are: herbs or greens, nuts, cheese, oil, salt and pepper. For this recipe, we skip the basil…