31 Oct '12, 4am
Cashew Nut Pesto
Pesto at its best is fresh, piquant, zingy, creamy, and surprisingly luxurious. It’s comforting for me to know I always have a jar of it in the fridge because it’s not only incredibly tasty and versatile, it also helps me put meals together instantly. To fuel my pesto obsession, I currently have fifteen basil plants growing in my garden. Yet I still use them up too quickly! Pesto effortlessly jazzes up roasted new potatoes, steamed broccoli/french beans/asparagus and it’s utterly delicious paired with mozzarella or avocado in a toastie. Or, simply squeeze in a few drops of lemon juice and dollop over roasted chicken, grilled salmon or beef. But my absolute favourite pesto dish, is a generous spoonful of it tossed with pasta and halved cherry tomatoes. I am unashamed to say that I make my little boy (and myself) this meal at least once a week. It literally takes me six minu...