Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Abbylovi

Arugula Pesto

Recommended Posts

I know that this is slightly off topic- but my favorite pesto is made with Cilantro, Mint and Serrano Peppers...

 

So, here's my recipe for that:

1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro

1/2 cup fresh mint

1/2 cup cotija cheese (sub parmesean if you can't find cotija)

3 tablespoons toasted walnuts

1 teaspoon kosher salt (don't add if you use parmesean nstead of cotija)

2 garlic cloves

1 serrano chile, seeded and minced

2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil

 

Whiz together in food processor.

 

 

What I usually do is coat a chicken breast with the pesto and grill it. I make Penne, add some broccoli to the water so it will cook for a minute or two before draining- then toss the cubed chicken, broccoli and some leftover toasted walnuts together with the penne and the pesto.

 

I make this about once a week lately- it's fast and really good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 tablespoon-ish pine nuts (not toasted)

Why dontcha toast?

I believe untoasted are traditional in pesto.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe untoasted are traditional in pesto.

 

not only that they are traditional ...

toasted pine nuts add more cooked flavor than desired- they shine too brightly.

 

 

mongo glad you likey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

two batches of this made and frozen tonight (all but the cheese) in advance of our trip tomorrow to los angeles. i look forward to enjoying it on my return in two weeks (the family will stay on till mid-august, when i go back to fetch them).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i forgot to mention that i also steamed and froze some spinach. and also braised some pork in roasted tomatillo-pepper puree frozen last summer and then froze that as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

made again for lunch today, with almonds instead of pine-nuts.

 

That sounds like a great idea. Did it significantly change the flavor profile?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...