My sister, Melanie, told me that she uses this instead of using fresh basil (which i LOVE, but is a bit pricey) in her favorite pesto recipe!! And i tried it--and it was AMAZING!!!! It's sooo good!! My kids all devoured it, and we had company over and i served it on Mahi-Mahi and no one could believe what it was they were eating.
I just threw about 3 cups of the salad greens into the blender with
a clove of fresh garlic
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
enough olive oil to get my blender to blend it all together
I made 3 batches, and froze a bunch. It freezes really well.
I'm still trying to decide what to call it. Spring Pesto? Pesto with a Zesto? Pesto for the heart? Deceptive Pesto? Your Mom Would Be So Proud Pesto? I dunno-- I still haven't decided :)