If you are lucky enough to come across some Hatch chili peppers and favorite variety of basil, here is a pesto recipe with a friendly amount of spice. Try it atop a Southwest chicken salad and transport yourself to New Mexico. (If you can’t make the festival, you can still make the pesto and dressing.)
Every summer, I make sure that I get plenty of pesto made and put up in little tubs in the freezer — enough to get me through the winter. There are three different kinds I like to have on hand for use in various dishes: Italian Pesto, French Pistou, and Hatch Pesto. They’re easy to make, freeze well, and make an ordinary meal into something special.
Here's how to ferment wild nettles and turn them into a delicious pesto.
The green of summer available right in your freezer year round!
Fresh pesto is great in the summer, but it's even better in the middle of winter!
Learn how to pinch back basil tops for a particularly bushy plant, then make delicious pesto with your harvest.
Basil is at its best during hot summertime weather. Pick it, wash it and make it into appetizing, healthy pesto!
Basil is a versatile herb that can be used for companion planting, bee forage, year-round herb as well as delicious pesto.