Fresh herbs are a delicious addition to just about any and every recipe. They intensify the flavor of whatever dish they’re added to, and besides, fresh herbs are good food in its purest form. That’s why I used them to make a delicious spinach pesto recipe!
Fresh herbs spinach pesto is a recipe that I created on a day just like today, when I needed a reminder that summer will be here soon.
I don’t know about you, but I’m craving warmth and the delicious bounty of produce that summer brings. Very soon, I will NEED to go to the Farmers Market to feel, smell and taste the fresh veggies and fruit. I’m going crazy wishing for lazy days of floating in the sun at Lake Monroe, then going back home to have a fresh, grilled dinner outside under the stars.
This isn’t really a good time of year to buy the fresh herbs necessary for this dish, but I decided “So what”! I wanted to taste the fresh tang of the herbs and garlic in my mouth, close my eyes and hope that we just have to endure a few more weeks of winter.
If you are heading south for spring break, I’m happy for you, but please, just don’t tell me about it. I am not too proud to admit that I am a little bit jealous of you right now.
However, for the moment, I have fresh herbs pesto and you don’t, so maybe we are even. ????
I tossed the fresh herbs pesto with whole wheat linguine and grilled chicken, making a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
To make traditional basil pesto, use 2 cups of basil, 6 cloves garlic, and Parmesan cheese instead of Asiago. Same directions. I make a lot of this in the summer, and it is great in appetizers, salads, and as a condiment on burgers.
You can use this pesto recipe to make Greek style pork burgers, too. And I hope you will, because they’re delicious!