Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Homemade Pesto

I am a big fan of pesto, but do not like to stick to the only kind of pesto most people know, basil pesto.  Being a huge fan of kale as well, I had of course, to make other kind of pesto. 
Here are a couple of pesto I like to make to enjoy on pasta, pizza, sandwiches or anything else I can think of.





Kale pesto:
- a couple leaves of kale (I prefer the Siberian kale, but any type would do)
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
- a handful of walnuts (or pine nuts, or pistachios)
- some grated cheese (parmesan or pecorino)
- salt to taste
- Olive oil

Blend everything in a mixer, adjust the amount of olive oil to make a smooth paste, it should be thick enough but not too much and liquidly enough but not too much.

Basil/Parsley/Kale pesto:
- a mix of kale, pesto and parsley
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
- a handful of walnuts (or pine nuts, or pistachios)
- some grated cheese (parmesan or pecorino)
- salt to taste
- Olive oil

Blend everything in a mixer, adjust the amount of olive oil to make a smooth paste, it should be thick enough but not too much and liquidly enough but not too much.

Garlic scape pesto:
- a bunch of garlic scape
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
- a handful of walnuts (or pine nuts, or pistachios)
- some grated cheese (parmesan or pecorino)
 - salt to taste
- Olive oil

Blend everything in a mixer, adjust the amount of olive oil to make a smooth paste, it should be thick enough but not too much and liquidly enough but not too much.