Here we go again with another pesto recipe… Well, this is absolutely the fastest and easiest way to make an exquisite dish even if you are an absolute beginner in the kitchen. All you need is a food processor, but if you don have one, you can do it with a blender although it will rarely come out as good as with food processor, because, with blender, you will make pesto that is too creamy and runny, but some may like it like that.
Peppery arugula, strong flavor of crunchy walnuts and lightly bitter extra-virgin olive oil make the perfect combination of flavors. Of course, there are also Parmesan and Pecorino Romano, that add their salty flavor to this delicious pesto. In this recipe, I didn’t put garlic like in other pesto recipes because I think it covers too much the aroma of other ingredients. But what makes this recipe special is salmon! Trust me, if you haven’t tried it before, it will satisfy all your taste buds! My husband said that it was so delicious and that he would eat it every day… Well, said by him it is a huuuge compliment. But if you saw the face of my baby boy when he saw the pesto sauce for the first time, you would never want to try it! 🙂
The best thing about making pesto at home is that you can experiment with different ingredients and different quantities. I have made many kinds of pesto, like kale, baby spinach, basil and mint pesto, used different kinds of nuts to add the flavor and they were all super tasty in their own way. If you are preparing it for the first time then I advise you to follow the recipe.
You can make some extra pesto and freeze it in jars or in ice cube trays for later. Or you can just refrigerate it for a week in an airtight container. I usually freeze it in ice cube trays and then I put the cubes into ziplock bags and put it back in the freezer. Frozen pesto sauce can last for 6 – 9 months. But do not put cheese in the pesto if you are going to freeze it.
If you like, tell us which is your favorite pesto recipe? Share with us your tips in the comments section below. Buon Appetite 🙂
October 27, 2015
Love pasta, any pasta, with salmon 🙂