Perfect for summer and so-much-lighter than the typical mayo-variety! Feel free to experiment and add whatever veggies you like best. It is also perfectly fine to use bottled salad dressing in place of the oil/vinegar/seasonings seen below.
Easy to make a day ahead and store in the refrigerator.
There are those days when a warm dish of something slightly decedent is just what is needed. Today was one of those days. I logged in 12 miles yesterday so thought I deserved a little “treat”.
This comes together super easy and is great topped with or alongside leafy greens or any other colorful vegetable.
It is very satisfying so try starting with a half of portion.
Pesto always seemed a bit too rich for me and it wasn’t until I started to experiment with developing recipes without using the cheese that I realized just how much better it would taste.
The fragrant basil is perfectly balanced with the olive oil plus, without the cheese you loose a lot of the fat.
You can double the basil pesto sauce recipe and keep the extra, stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to a week. It is also great on baked potatoes, rice or cauliflower rice!