May 13, 2011 § 3 Comments
This is an untraditional pesto. The only things similar are the basil leaves and garlic. I like this pesto because it is creamy and a bit tangy. It’s just as versatile, but gives you a slightly different taste. You can use this recipe as a spread or dressing and it also makes an amazing pesto pasta.
- ~3 loose cups of basil leaves
- ~3/4 cup of walnuts*
- ~1/4 cup of pecans*
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- ~1 cup of greek yogurt (I used Fage Total 0%)
- 1/2- 1 tsp of chili flakes (depends on your tolerance)
- salt and pepper to taste
*I wanted to use my extra walnuts and pecans; hence the weird ratio. Feel free to play with the ratio or use different nuts.
Step 1: add your walnuts, pecans and garlic
Step 2: add your basil leaves
Step 3: add everything else
Step 4: blend (I’m using the Ninja)
Step 1: dice some cherry tomatoes
Step 2: toast some bread
photo taken from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes (PBS)
Step 3: serve with some cracked black pepper
I used the whole grain loaf from La Brea Bakery.
with some hummus (learn to make hummus)
March 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
When I decided to make my Southwest Jalapeno Patty, I really wanted to add some avocado to it. I absolutely love avocado with everything-especially burgers and sandwiches! I think that it adds such a great flavor to the food. It’s also adds a good some good oils to your diet. I wanted to make something a little different that wasn’t just your typical avocado slice. I thought an avocado spread would be a refreshing twist to adding avocado on the burger/sandwich complex.
Below is the recipe and I encourage you to play with the amounts used to get a spread suitable to your taste. If you like something a little more tart, add some more lemon juice. If you want something with a little more avocado, add another one!
- Handful of Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 Avocado
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- Handful of Parsley and/or Cilantro (I used a little bit of both)
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Cut avocado into bit size pieces and toss into bowl
- Finely chop parsley and cilantro and toss into bowl
- Cut tomatoes to desired size (I sliced in half)
- Add rest of ingredients and mix
I added this tangy/sweet delicious avocado spread to my burger below. It will go well with any sandwich, burger or nice piece of toast.
March 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
This is one of my favorite snacks and it’s so easy to make! You will have a delicious snack in under 10 minutes. Traditionally tahini is added, but I don’t really care for it. I never add it and I don’t miss it at all. If you don’t have pita, you can dip use veggies or even put it on some toasted bread. There are no preservatives and you can control the amount of salt added. You won’t buy hummus again!