Pesto.   One of our favorite summer dishes, so simple and easy, but so fresh and satisfying. Best enjoyed with a glass of crisp white wine!      


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     We deterred from the traditional recipe's use of pine nuts and substituted them with cashews. Slightly nuttier but much smoother; you can use cashews, walnuts, pine nuts, even almonds. Be warned, we tend to "eye ball" the ingredients when we make pesto, alter as desired!      


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Ingredients    1/2 cup olive oil  1/2 cup cashews  2 cups fresh basil  4 cloves garlic   1/2 cup parmesan cheese   Instructions    Using a food processor, add cashews, fresh basil, garlic and grind until finely processed.   With the processor running dribble in the olive oil, until smooth and creamy.   Add the cheese and process briefly until combined.   Serve over favorite pasta!   Note: We divide into 2-4 servings and freeze leftovers; for an easy mid-winter dish. 

Pesto. 

One of our favorite summer dishes, so simple and easy, but so fresh and satisfying. Best enjoyed with a glass of crisp white wine! 

We deterred from the traditional recipe's use of pine nuts and substituted them with cashews. Slightly nuttier but much smoother; you can use cashews, walnuts, pine nuts, even almonds. Be warned, we tend to "eye ball" the ingredients when we make pesto, alter as desired! 

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 4 cloves garlic 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions 

  1. Using a food processor, add cashews, fresh basil, garlic and grind until finely processed. 
  2. With the processor running dribble in the olive oil, until smooth and creamy. 
  3. Add the cheese and process briefly until combined. 
  4. Serve over favorite pasta!

Note: We divide into 2-4 servings and freeze leftovers; for an easy mid-winter dish. 

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