Farmer’s Market Recipe: Tried & True Customizable Herbed Pesto

Inspired by fresh local ingredients in season at the Covington Farmer’s Market

Pesto isn’t just about basil and pine nuts, although the classic combo is a favorite for a reason. Truth is, you can use just about any herbs or greens, or a combination of complimentary herbs, to make your own custom pesto for pastas, pizza and more!

6 cups fresh herbs and/or greens – our favorite combo is 2 cups basil, 2 cups spinach, 1cup arugula & 1 cup parsley

¼ cup nuts – such as pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, etcsweet-basil-plant

1 tsp each kosher sea salt & fresh ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic, peeled

½ lemon, juiced

½ cup olive oil

½ cup grated parmesan, or other parmesan-like cheese

Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth. Adjust oil, salt and pepper to taste and consistency as needed! Enjoy!