What makes pesto pesto? I wanted to make some today but the only problem was I had no basil, pine nuts or Parmesan cheese. But I did have parsley, walnuts and feta. Is this how new recipes are created, through substitution?
I used all local ingredients (except walnuts and olive oil) care of the farmer's markets this weekend. Even the cheese came from goats I milked and then turned into feta. How's that for real food!
- 2 cups parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- salt to taste
Whirl everything but the olive oil in a blender until well chopped. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil until it's all incorporated.
We used it on pizzas today and it was so good! I would have taken a picture of it but I thought of it when it was too late. We ate it all.