The one thing that I love better than cooking… is cooking together!
Tom Dufek is a special customer at R&S Market, but he also happens to be a wonderful person and good friend to The Butcher and I.
Tom and his wife Nancy make this special recipe for a Three Herb Pesto that is perfect for the bounty of tomatoes that are overflowing from your garden this time of year!
My son Anthony Jr., is an avid photographer and videographer, so he was on hand to document the pesto making afternoon …lots of fun!
Make a batch of this pesto to serve with tomatoes and mozzarella or to mix into a delicious pasta dish. If you make extra, it freezes really well in small portions of an ice cube tray… just pop them out and defrost when ready.
2 CUPS OF FRESH BASIL LEAVES
1 CUP FRESH PEPPERMINT LEAVES
1 CUP OF FRESH CURLY PARSLEY
1/4 CUP OF PINE NUTS
3 CLOVES OF GARLIC
1/2 CUP OF OLIVE OIL
1/2 CUP OF PARMESAN CHEESE
1/8 TSP SALT
1/8 TSP PEPPER
Add the first six ingredients to your food processor and start mixing. If the pesto doesn’t start to come together you may add another several tablespoons of olive oil.
Once the pesto has started to come to a paste, you can add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Process until you see a creamy consistency.
You will find a printable recipe here Three Herb Pesto Recipe
Serve over fresh tomatoes and mozzarella for a beautiful beginning to any meal!
Take some time to Cook Together this weekend!
The Butcher’s Wife