pesto mayo…

November 19, 2009

One day I made a great discovery.  I was making a batch of my favorite pesto sauce, and thought how good it would be to add it to a sandwich!  Then I realized you could just add it straight to the mayo and there you have it!  Pesto mayonnaise was born!
I couldn’t believe the amazing flavor it added to my sandwich (especially hot paninis!).  And, from that day forward, I was hooked!
All you have to do is add your favorite pesto [see my recipe below] to some good quality mayo.  About 1 part pesto to 3 parts mayo, mix and spread on your favorite sandwich!  Turkey avocado is a must try!
{basil pesto}
3 cloves garlic
2 cups fresh basil leaves [stems removed]
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 dash salt + pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
in a food processor, mince garlic
next, add the basil leaves, pine nuts, and salt and pepper, run processor
while the processor is running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil through the feed tube until all ingredients are pureed
stop the processor and scrape down the sides
now add the parmesan cheese and mix it unto the rest of the mixture
cover and refrigerate until ready to use
keeps for 2-3 days in the fridge, but also freezes well.
recipe found here

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