Surf and Turf Idea: Pesto Orzo with Salmon and Bacon
This pasta medley is earthy, balanced, and hearty. Baked salmon is flaked into a creamy orzo tossed with pesto and peas. The added bacon makes it a delightful "surf and turf" meal that everyone will enjoy.
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,…