Pesto Party


When I think of the quintessential summer flavor I always think of pesto - an idyllic epicurean delight whilst dining alfresco. Traditionally, pesto has been basil based - a classic sauce that's bright and explosive to the taste. What's more, is that the methodology can be marvelously mingled with - by experimenting with different ingredients that your taste buds are tantalizingly tickled with. In the above diagram, I've bestowed you with a few yummy options - the outcome being otherworldly, with ingredients that are common. Whipping up an enchanting pesto is as easy as 1, 2, 3 - experimenting with tastes and textures is what's really key. Begin with a green in mind, then choose a coordinating nut - add the key ingredients to taste, and then blitz it into sludge. There's no right or wrong, this is the best part - what you'll end up with is a custom work of tasty art! Give it a try and I promise what you'll find - is that you'll soon become a brilliant pesto mastermind!

*basic pesto parts: 4 cups packed greens, 1/2 cup toasted nuts, 1 cup olive oil, juice + zest of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, salt + pepper to taste. 1-2 cloves garlic = optional.*

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