Recipe by Michelle Rabin, featured in Modern Farmer
This pesto is made by finely chopping the ingredients rather than placing them in a food processor. It makes the pesto hearty and crunchy and adds beautiful texture and flavor to any dish. This recipe works great as a dressing for salads and vegetables or spooned over roasted chicken, grilled steak and fish.
*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market
● ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted and finely chopped
● 1 cup parsley* stems, finely chopped
● ½ cup basil* stems, finely chopped
● 1 clove garlic*, finely chopped
● ½ cup Parmesan cheese*
● 1 tsp lemon zest
● ½ cup olive oil*
● Salt to taste
Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir.