What better way to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day than with a pesto-inspired theme in the kitchen. These 8 healthy pesto recipes are not only festive, they’re delicious and easy to prepare.
Pesto is a classic ingredient in any Italian kitchen. From seafood and pasta, to vegetables and proteins, pesto is a rich, light-tasting condiment that adds a bright, fresh flavour to any recipe. Classic Basil Pesto is one of the easiest condiments to make. All you need are 3 main ingredients to prepare this healthy pesto recipe – good quality extra virgin olive oil fresh basil leaves, and toasted pine nuts – and a hint of sea salt. Garlic and Parmigiano Reggiano are optional, but they do add a ton of flavour. Be sure to use fresh quality ingredients, since they can make or break this recipe. Choose an extra virgin olive oil with a deep green hue and fresh (preferably in season) basil leaves to ensure optimal flavour. If you’re looking for a allergy-friendly pesto, try this Nut-Free Spinach Pesto recipe.
Pesto freezes extremely well so ideally you should prepare large batches and store some in the freezer to use for a later date. These recipes taste delicious without pesto, but the addition of the bright, rich flavour of homemade pesto makes these recipes that much tastier!