How about changing from the classic basil pesto? With watercress leaves, olive oil and a bit of parmesan cheese (no nuts). Great with fish, barbecue or pasta… Absolutely bursting with fresh herby and peppery flavor.
A few days ago I spent the Easter week-end on the Ouessant island (in Brittany, West of France). This place is so wild and beautiful. Talking about wildness, we found watercress at the source of a small stream just next to the sea. After a few days eating watercress soups and salads, I prepared pesto for a change, to go with the sumptuous fresh fishes. The association worked very well.
Note that you can use this recipe with other fresh herbs.
Homemade Fresh and Peppery Watercress Pesto Sauce
Finely chop garlic, onion and watercress and the ingredients mixed.
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