Sunday, July 22

{A Little Pesto & Hummus}

It's a dip day! I recently joined a CSA and in my first box I received a bunch of fresh beautiful Basil.  First thought, Pesto! My first attempt at the dip, it actually turned out well.  It is so easy to make!   A delicious little spread to spice up any dish or a yummy dip for gluten-free crackers, Pesto can be used in so many ways.  

My husband loves Hummus and so I decided to give it a shot as well today.  Another simple creation, it's mostly Chick Peas and spices!  I had fun trying different combinations, but ended up with a Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus. I didn't keep track of the ingredients well enough to share with you, so this one will have to go without a recipe.   I hope you can enjoy the pesto! 

1/2 cup Pine Nuts  
2 1/2 cups fresh Organic Basil
1-2 cloves of fresh Garlic
Sea Salt to taste

1/4 - 1/2 cup Olive Oil

Blend in a Food Processor.  Then add up to 1/2 cup of Olive Oil while pulsing, stopping when you reach your desired consistency.   Refrigerate and serve! 


Nicole said...

I'm curious about CSA. I looked it up online and found out that it Community Supported Agriculture, yes? But I'd love to know more about how it works!

{Sweet and Salty} said...

Great question! CSA is a way to support your local farmers! It cuts out the middle man of grocery stores the same way that farmers markets do. What's fun about CSA is you can choose to get a small or large box every week, every other, etc. Each organization or farm has their own methods. In each box is fresh organic produce. You typically don't choose what goes into the box, so it will make you try new foods and get creative with your cooking :). Look up some local CSAs near you and see what methods they use, explore their websites and maybe even visit their farms to see the quality of their produce and community you would be supporting! Enjoy!

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