Pesto is the besto
I recently had some close friends over for a dinner party. Of course, my work day got the best of me and I knew I would only have about 30 minutes to prepare a dinner worthy of guests. Quickly, I decided on making a simple pesto to smother some zoodles and grilled chicken. I gathered some heirloom cherry tomatoes for a pop of color, and a nice ball of burrata cheese to top the whole thing off.
I was really shocked when everyone at the table, some very picky eaters included, raved about the pesto. I thought to myself - 'It was so easy, I make it all the time. What are they talking about?' Sometimes people don't know how to take a compliment. That was not the case here. I simply did not think something so classic could still rile people up!
When you think about it, isn't it always the most simple thing that gets the attention? A trench coat over a sequin dress; a portrait in a sea of landscapes. End of story, I sent them all home with the recipe and decided it would be the first recipe I post here.
So here you go. I challenge you to be creative and find new and exciting ways to use this sauce. I'm sure it will become a staple in your home like it has in mine.
This recipe is GF, and can be made DF by replacing the romano cheese with nutritional yeast.
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Ashley Shaw MS, RD, CDN