Instead of basil you can also make pesto from cress!
What do you need:
Two hands of Cress
Handful of Pine Nuts or Cashews
Handful parmesan cheese
Pepper / Salt
Hand blender or mortar
In this recipe a mortar is used. You could also use a hand blender.
- When using a piece of Parmesan cheese, make sure you rasp it beforehand.
- When using pine nuts, rooster them golden brown in skillet, before adding them to the rest of the ingredients.
- Add the cress, pine nuts or cashews and Parmesan together in the mortar together with some oil. Keep adding olive oil until you get a smooth paste. Taste the pesto and season it with a little pepper or salt.
Cress is delicious with pasta, but also delicious as an appetizer on bread or toast.