Sep 282017

You can easily change the flavor of pesto by changing the herb that you use or the nuts. You can even change both as this recipe shows. This pesto is great as a marinade for meat or drizzled over meat after cooking.

1 cup fresh Rosemary, stripped from stems

2 or 3 cloves Garlic

1 tablespoon fresh Orange Zest

1/3 cup toasted Walnuts

1/2 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly shredded or grated

Salt and Pepper to taste

Place rosemary, garlic, zest and walnuts into a food processor and pulse to chop coarsely. With the machine running, slowly stream the olive oil, forming a loose sauce. For immediate use, add cheese and pulse a few more times to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!


I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.

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