Mixed Up "Pesto-ish"
The combination of greens, herbs, and nuts was so good I just had to share.
I plan on using it as a spread on grilled breads, meats, roasted potatoes, mixed with mayo for sandwiches, and of course a pasta dish or two.
I hope you give this crazy pesto-ish a try... (:
1/2 cshelled dry roasted and salted pistachios
4 clovefresh garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cswiss chard, stemmed
1/4 carugula rocket, stemmed
4 Tbspbasil leaves, fresh
2 Tbspflat italian parsley leaves
10nasturtium leaves (optional but highly recommended)
·olive oil for drizzling - i used about 1/4 cup
How to Make Mixed Up "Pesto-ish"
- This is a picture of Nasturtium leaves. My plants haven't bloomed yet. I'll post a picture once they do. The flowers are beautiful and edible as well. I let the flowers run their course to collect the seeds. The leaves have a peppery flavor a little more like radish than arugula - to me anyway (:
If interested, you can purchase seeds online - I went to Burpee.com