I have to say that I am a true believer in not wasting food. You spend so much money on groceries and the last thing you want to do is throw away food that has gone bad because you just never got around to it. If you have leftover chicken, make some chicken quesadillas, if you have leftover veggies, make a stir-fry, and if you have fresh herbs going bad, make a pesto!
Pestos are so easy to make and they last for a while. Spread it on your sandwich, toss it in your pasta, or just top it on your roast chicken. Anything you do with it will be delicious. This pesto recipe is so easy to make because you can substitute the herbs and nuts with anything you like. I did mine with parsley, basil, and roasted soy nuts because thats what I had. But you can use anything you have on hand, even throwing in some red chili pepper flakes to make it spicy, come on and get creative!
Any Herb Pesto
1 Cup Fresh Basil
1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley, or any herb on hand
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 Cup Roasted Soy Nuts, or any nut of choice
1/2 Tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove
1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
*If you feel like the pesto is too thick, add more olive oil.