| Garden Fresh Pesto - |
it smells amazing!
(We need smell-o-vision!!)
In my garden my mint has started to come up, and this past week we ended up doing our late vegetable planting like we always do…even though we had the best intentions to plant earlier! The weather had other ideas L. Now some of you may not know that I have a notorious brown thumb. I kill plants. I tell people “Please don’t give me a house plant as a gift – you are sending it to a sure death!” Somehow though, my outside garden manages to grow through the summer, treating us with fresh yellow and red grape tomatoes, peppers and herbs. I am even able to keep the basil I grow on my windowsill alive throughout most of the summer – it’s really a wonder!
|The sad plant I've had|
since graduate school!
I look out at my sad, droopy plant, late season garden with tons of optimism. With lots of sunshine, rain, and a little bit of appropriate prayer, hopefully we’ll be literally enjoying the fruits of our labor this summer. I’ll keep you posted…here’s hoping!!
GARDEN FRESH PESTO
This pesto has a little kick to it from the crushed red pepper. For a milder, less spicy pesto reduce or omit the crushed red pepper and black pepper.
4 ripe plum tomatoes, cubed
1 cup fresh parsley leaves
½ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup fresh basil leaves
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
½ teaspoon black peper
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oilCombine all the ingredients, except the olive oil, in a food processor bowl. Pulse until ingredients are coarsely ground. Add the olive oil and pulse until thoroughly combined. Transfer to container with a lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for flavors to blend. Serve over your favorite healthy pasta. Makes nearly 2 cups.
Note: You can top the final dish with grated parmesan or shredded mozzarella for a delicious dairy dish!
it doesn't get fresher than this!!
Basil, parsley & mint!!
More fresh ingredients...
Mint, basil & parsley in
the processor bowl...
Its SO green!!
Add the rest of the ingredients
except the olive oil...
Then add the olive oil and pulse again!
YUM!! It's pesto!
Serve with pretty, healthy,
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Devorah Nechama bas Chaya Malka.
She was an outstanding woman who will be sorely missed.