Everyone loves pesto - try this version which adds cayenne pepper and white wine vinegar for a little more kick! Serve over your favourite pasta.
Took shortcuts. Wow! This was really good! The only thing I substituted was pine nuts instead of the other nuts. Also the left overs actually tasted better the next day- I think I will make the pesto again a day ahead of time so the flavours will blend better. Also there is no need to pick the leaves off the coriander - just wash- squeeze out the water-cut the ends off, then cut in half and add to the blender. - 08 Oct 2008
Used different ingredients. This was great! To adjust to personal taste: I use only 2 cloves of garlic, which was plenty. 5 tbsp. of parmesan, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1 tbps. lemon juice and a handful of Brazil nuts. Brilliant pesto!...Next time, I’d double recipe so I can freeze some in an ice-cube tray for quick meals. Thank you for sharing and for some many helpful reviews. - 08 Oct 2008
Something else. I used this recipe to create a quick and easy starter I had at a party a few years ago. Spread one package of cream cheese on a plate and then spread it with the pesto. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers. I used more coriander than called for in this recipe - almost double, I think. Also added some lime juice which gave a great, bright burst of flavour. Don't really remember how much, but maybe 1-2 T? - 08 Oct 2008