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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pesto Amoroso


                   Pesto Amoroso

 I love experimenting with new flavor combinations.  Green chard is added to the pesto and gives it more of an earthy flavor.  The addition of onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and red pepper give makes it tangy and also gives it a flavor punch. 


Ingredients:

                    10 basil leaves
2 cups of chopped green chard
1 clove of grated of garlic
                              1/2 cup of chopped, white onion
                
                    1 tsp. of capers 
                   
                    1 tbsp. sun dried tomatoes in oil


1 1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
red pepper flakes to taste


Instructions:

In a large blender, add all the ingredients together and mix well.  Place the pesto into a small serving bowl or use it with your favorite pasta. 
Mix together and serve!