I cheated. I took some homemade pesto pasta salad and placed that on the bottom. Then I added some freshly picked beefsteak tomato. A touch of kosher salt and bliss has been born.
LOVE this salad! I looked outside this morning and decided it was time to get all the leaves off the basil plant so it could start fresh again. . .and luckily stumbled upon this recipe. I took your advice and made Kittencal's Perfect Pesto which was fabulous. I literally didn't even sit down. . .gobbled this right up in about 2 minutes flat. Can't wait to make this again for my husband, as this is a real winner! THANKS for sharing. Made for Veggie Swap July 2010.
I got some fresh basil and jersey tomatoes from the farmers market today, and I just had to try it, the pesto lover I am. I made the walnut version of the recommended pesto recipe and it worked great. I think it would be nice with an addition of fresh mozzarella. Thank you.
This is an amazing recipe. For something soooo simple it drew gasps of delight from our guests. Freshly made pesto using Kittencal's Perfect Pesto with lightly toasted pinenuts sprinkled on tops, it looked good and tasted explosively awesome : ))) Thanks Sarah Jayne for a recipe we will use over and over and over.
Wow! How can something this simple be so good. I'm already craving more. I had made fresh pesto last night, happened to have a just-picked tomato from my garden and pine nuts in the fridge (leftover from making the pesto). I feel like one lucky girl. I opted to not toast my pine nuts. This was so tasty, fresh and healthy. I think I'm headed out to the garden to pick another tomato. :) ~Made for the Oct. Veg*n Swap~