Intro: Herb Pesto
"When life gives you herbs, make pesto."
Pesto sauces do not have to be made solely from basil. You can use almost any herb to make pesto. Pesto comes from the Genoese word pesta, which means to pound or crush.
I recently went on an adventure around my college campus and discovered a whole bunch of herbs that I used to make a pesto.
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Step 1: Herbs
A handful each of Basil, Chives, Thyme, and Oregano.
Step 2: Almonds
1/2 cup of toasted almonds.
Step 3: Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup of cubed sharp cheddar cheese
Step 4: Garlic
3-4 cloves of fresh garlic
Step 5: Blend
Blend the herbs, almonds, and cheddar in a food processor with a generous amount of olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper.
Step 6: Tomatoes
Sauté 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper
Step 7: Pasta
Add the pesto to pasta with the sautéed tomatoes.
Step 8: Caprese
Use it for caprese.
Step 9: Sandwich
Or put it on a sandwich.