Friday, December 20, 2013

Fava Leaf Pesto (Recipe!)

With flowers, this what fava leaves look like -
remove the stems before using.

makes 1 cup
2 cups fava leaves, stems removed
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly cracked pepper to taste

Mince garlic in the food processor.  Add the fava leaves, walnuts, salt, and lemon juice.  With food processor running, drizzle in the olive oil.  Blend until mixture is smooth and uniform.  You will probably need to scrape down the sides.  Add parmesan and pulse until mixture is combined.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve immediately on pasta, pizza, or toast.  Store any left over in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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