When I was growing up, my parents grew beautiful basil in their garden. (And they still do.) So naturally, my mom made a ton of beautiful basil pesto! It became a tradition to have the pesto on English muffins topped with thick slices of sweet, heirloom tomatoes (also from their garden). This yummy dinner tradition is still a meaningful part of our summers. I love that.
Since I so enjoy experimenting with different ingredients, I’ve made many different pesto sauces over the years, and this one is my favorite — next to my mom’s, of course! Both spinach and kale are so incredibly good for you! Eating these two delicious leafy greens is just like eating a bunch of vitamins! Really, they’re so healthy!
Spread it on toast or your sandwich, serve it with grilled fish, chicken, or steak, sauce your pasta with it, mix it into your eggs, eat it with a spoon — it’s all divine!
Basil pesto is typically made with pine nuts. I use almonds here. Different flavorful leaves, different tasty nuts, the possibilities are endless! Try different cheeses too! Whatever inspires you!