Summer Dining: Whipped Feta with Tomato, Radish & Cucumber Salad
Whipped feta is creamy, slightly salty, and versatile. You may have seen it used as a base for a pasta dish. However, I think it makes an excellent pedestal for a seasonal tomato salad in this case. Here, I served it on a platter with endive leaves and crostini.
Sorrel and Basil Pesto: Easy use of garden herbs
Sorrel and basil are combined with the usual pesto ingredients to create a delicious sauce. Instead of pine nuts, walnuts are used. This pesto is great for tossing into pasta or spread on bread for a sandwich.
This asparagus pesto is vibrant, healthy, and best of all, fresh. Toss this bright sauce in pasta or use as a topping for appetizers. No Basil? No problem. If you’re like me, you may be most familiar with (and slightly addicted to) the classic basil pesto. Classic basil pesto is also called Pesto alla Genovese. It includes a combination of basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil. I recently learned that classic basil pesto is most traditionally made using a mortar and pestle. This sent me down a rabbit hole of pesto history that will definitely be shared in an upcoming post. As for this asparagus pesto recipe,…