Superfood Kale Pesto – Jamie’s Italian Buyer’s guide
You can use different nuts such as walnut, cashew (my favourite and creamier!), Pine nuts (my daughter’s favourite), you can use Brazil nuts (buttery) and Macadamia nuts they are creamier too wouldn’t think of Pistachios though ????!
You can add more olive oil to thin it down and also helps in preserving pesto. If you are using it in pasta you can even thin it down with a dash of cooked pasta water too. Store it in air tight container in the refrigerator covered for up to a week. I suppose you can also freeze pesto in Ice cube trays. Once frozen transfer them to freezer bags and use them as needed but don’t forget to thaw it.
FOR VEGAN VERSION: Use Nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan cheese or completely omit it.
FOR NUT FREE VERSION: You seeds of Sunflower, Linseed, Pumpkin seeds, or any other seeds instead of nuts. But use it in less quantity otherwise it might dominate the taste of pesto.