Treat in green, pesto with herbs, the weekly special published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
Garden herbs are just what round it off! Dishes with herbs from the own garden are the cherry on top of each dish. The bouquet of fragrances tickles the nose and let also the mouth waters. That’s why I love pesto made from herbs.
Chef’s Handyman’s weekly special: Pasta with garden herbs
To make pesto, blend 3 bunches 150 g or 5 oz. of garden herbs, 3 tbsp. of olive oil, 90 g or 3 oz. of peeled almonds or pine seeds, half a cup of lukewarm water and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice. If the mixture will be too thick add more olive oil or water. Season the pesto to taste with salt and black pepper.
Steam or cook asparagus in salt water until soft. Cut them in strips. Combine pesto with the pasta add asparagus, top with cress, serve immediately.
Chef’s Handyman tip: All garden herbs can be taken. Peppermint, verbena and lemon balm do have a strong fragrance use them in small portions.
Shopping list for 1 glass of pesto:
Herbs: 5 oz. or 150 g of garden herbs, cress
Fruits, vegetables: 1 lemon, 10 asparagus
Nuts: 90 g or 3 oz. pine or cedar seeds
Oil: 3 tbsp. olive oil
Spices: Salt, black pepper
Pasta: 500 g or
Bon appetite, yours Chef’s Handyman team!
Outlook of the next blog post in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Chocolate flan with pomegranate seeds.
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