Came home from the farmers market with a bounty of fresh basil and salmon. I did a quick surf on the web and found this lovely recipe from Whole and Heavenly Oven for pan seared salmon with spinach basil pesto sauce. Pesto is one of those easy peasy dishes to whip up quickly. The vibrant green sauce has just a few ingredients and boy is it good. It is so summer! I did a hybrid of Whole and Heavenly Oven’s recipe with my favorite pesto recipe from Silver Palate (sorry but it is so damn good!). I wanted to insure that I would have extra sauce to enjoy throughout the week.
At the end I did 1 cup basil, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup of toasted pine nuts, 3 garlic cloves, lemon instead of lime, 1 cup of olive oil, 1 cup fresh parmesan, and salt and pepper. Pesto is one of dishes that you can play with by adding a little more or a little less of any of the ingredients and you will be enjoying it by the spoonfuls! Happy cooking!
image from Whole and Heavenly Oven