Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And happy birthday to my wonderful Mother Patricia. Mom, I can’t believe it took me 33 years to figure out your name was Patricia because you were born on St. Patty’s day. Lol!
In honor of this extraordinary day, I am reintroducing my recipe for Walnut Pesto! Yumm! Of course it’s very fitting for the occasion because it’s… you guessed it, GREEN!
Pestos can be prepared in a variety of ways using different kinds of nuts like macadamia, pine nuts, pecans, and even almonds. You can make pesto without nuts too. I would suggest substituting the nuts with chick peas. If you are vegan then check out this recipe for Vegan Nut-free Basil Pesto with Italian Parsley from a great vegan blog called The Keen Kitchen.
Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!