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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chive Pesto and how wonderful to grow them!

Chives!  These are the most OMG plant in my garden right now.  First of all, they are low maintenance in being perennials.  Second, I've never found a weed around them.  Third, and not in order of actual importance, there are reports now of fantastic health benefits from Chives.

Chive Pesto is my new favourite pesto.  I am actually mad about pesto from basil, cilantro, pea shoot, arugula, etc.  Chive is now on the top of the list.

Chive Pesto
1 cup roughly chopped chives
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup grated parmesan reggiano or padano
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 + cup good olive oil
pinch salt, to taste

Grind up all ingredients to a paste.  Enjoy as a pesto, as an ingredient, as a sandwich spread, etc.  In pasta, try with chopped tomatoes to bring out the sweetness of the chives.


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