Pretty much all I want to eat these days is a giant bowl of salad with a slice of bread. It’s summertime, work is busy, and I’ve been forbidden from turning on the oven, so that’s also the simplest solution.
But I also want some interesting flavors, you know? Which is why this pesto is so enjoyable. Guess what? It doesn’t have basil in it, just a bunch of powerhouse greens and some yummy, nutty-tasting flax. There’s not much to say about it, except that it’s inspired by this recipe by Cookie and Kate and it’s perfect with anything — spread on bread, used with sort of a bruschetta, spread on pizza crust in lieu of sauce or simply thinned and tossed into pasta. Or zucchini! Your call.
As you can see above, I went the simple route.
If you’re vegan and/or paleo, you can totally skip the cheese and no one is going to be upset with you. I would, however, recommend grinding the flax seeds instead of putting them in whole, as you can see I did in the photo. Humans digest it better when it’s ground, and the nutty flavor is more pronounced.