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Preserve Subtle Flavors

When adding fresh herbs to a cooked preparation, add at the end of the recipe to preserve their subtle flavors.

HerbCo Arugula Pesto


Ingredients:
  • 1 4 oz. bag HerbCo fresh arugula, leaves washed and patted dry
  • 4-6 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Romano cheese
  • splash of lime juice

Directions:

1. Using a blender or food processor, blend arugula, garlic and pine nuts. Drizzle in olive oil, blending until smooth.

2. Add grated cheeses and lime juice and blend until smooth. Let stand for one hour. Refrigerate or freeze pesto until ready to use. For easy-to-use portions, freeze pesto in an ice cube tray.

Makes approx. 12 ounces

HerbCo Classic Basil Pesto


Ingredients:
  • 1 4 oz. bag HerbCo fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
  • ½ cup Romano or pecorino cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ⅛ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 cloves fresh garlic, to taste

Directions:

1. Using blender or food processor, add cheese and pine nuts. Blend for a few seconds. Drizzle in olive oil, blending until smooth

2. Add garlic and basil, allowing each ingredient to blend smoothly with preceding ones. Let stand for one hour.

3. Refrigerate or freeze pesto. For ready-to-use portions, freeze pesto in ice cube trays, then add to your favorite red sauce

Makes approx. 10 ounces.

HerbCo Small Batch Classic Basil Pesto


Ingredients:
  • 1 .66 oz. bag HerbCo fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
  • ¼ cup Romano or pecorino cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ⅛ - ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove fresh garlic, to taste

Directions:

1. Using blender or food processor, add cheese and pine nuts. Blend for a few seconds. Drizzle in olive oil, blending until desired consistency is reached.

2. Add garlic and basil, allowing each ingredient to blend smoothly with preceding ones. Let stand for one hour.

3. Refrigerate or freeze pesto. For ready-to-use portions, freeze pesto in ice cube trays, then add to your favorite red sauce.

Makes approx. ⅓ cup

Rustic Tomato Basil Dressing


Ingredients:
  • 4 beefsteak tomatoes
  • ½ cup HerbCo fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Tbl. red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Puree until creamy. Serve over your favorite salad.

Makes approx. one pint