Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Nasturtium Pesto

We have a bunch of nasturtium plants in our garden and in pots on the patio.  We like to use the flowers and leaves in salads.  Lately we have seen a number of recipes for nasturtium pesto and last night we substituted one cup of nasturtium leaves for the Italian Parsley we usually use.   We also added a 1/4 cup of raw pistachios to the pine nuts in the pesto.   We forgot to use the garlic called for, but we didn't miss it at all.   The nasturtium leaves give the pesto a savory peppery flavor. Here's a link to the Best Basil Pesto Recipe Ever.  Substitute away!