Put it in a pesto

By Christine Tizzard
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  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup–1/2 cup nuts and/or seeds
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, pecorino Romano, or nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 packed cups of chopped mixed herbs and/or greens
  • 1/2 cup–2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Squeeze of lemon juice, to taste (optional)


  1. In a blender, food processor or a mortar and pestle, purée garlic with cheese and nuts. Add in herbs and/or greens and continue to process, blend or mash to desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle in the olive oil while processing to incorporate.
  3. Add the salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasoning if needed. 

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