Linguine with broccolini and walnut pesto _ foodiecrush. com

Nothing turns the seasonal tide toward light and simple eating like a bright pesto. Salmon recipes pan seared This one features one of wintertime-turning-to-spring’s favorite vegetables, the delicate broccolini paired with toasty walnuts.

Most often we associate pesto with fresh leafy basil.

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Sure I’ve made pesto with basil, and a version of pesto with spicy, bitter arugula, too. Simple baked salmon recipes How good is it on pizza? This is how good it is on pizza. Simple healthy salmon recipes And pesto pasta can be served as a main, a side or under a freshly fried egg for breakfast. Smoked salmon pasta recipe jamie oliver It’s very open minded that way.

My husband has band practice twice a week (yep he’s a rock star—at least in my eyes anyway) so that means twice a week dinner is girls night for me and my gal Smudge. Smoked salmon pasta recipes Invariably when I ask her what she’s in the mood for it’s one of two things: Tomato soup or pesto.

With cravings at my fingertips right this minute, I’ve started to skip the basil and using this version with tender broccolini as it’s base.

Some may think of broccolini as the baby version of traditional broccoli, but it’s not. Sockeye salmon recipe pan seared It’s actually a hybrid between broccoli and Chinese broccoli. The best salmon recipe With it’s longer stalks and smaller florets, it’s a more delicate version of the more stout broccoli, and has a sweeter, earthy taste.

All of this makes it the perfect candidate for the main ingredient in pesto. The best salmon recipe ever And an even better topper for pesto.

This recipe calls for traditional ingredients of garlic and Parmesan cheese and olive oil. Baked king salmon recipe Back in the day I too often would look at a pesto recipe and think well if one clove of garlic is what’s called for to make it good, 2 or 3 cloves will definitely make it better.

Garlic can totally overpower a pesto. Baked salmon recipe soy sauce One plump clove of garlic is truly all you need to give this pesto it’s characteristic flavor but not overpower.

Blanching the broccolini tenderizes the stalks and readies them for whizzing in the food processor with the toasted walnuts. Baked salmon recipe with mayonnaise If you prefer another nut, you can surely substitute pine nuts, pecans or even almonds if you have them on hand.

Parmesan cheese gives a milder cheesy flavor but if you like a more pungent salty bite, use pecorino romano instead.

The pesto is prepared in the traditional way by blending the ingredients in a food processor. Baked salmon recipes simple Be sure to scrape the sides and dig deep into the edge to get all of the delicious nutty flavor incorporated.

One of the things I like most about this recipe is it’s adaptability to be served hot or cold.

Instead of adding cream or more oil to thin the prepared basil, I use some of the pasta water sauce to create a lush sauce for the pasta. Baked whole salmon recipes simple The starch from the pasta water thickens the sauce but doesn’t render it solid when it cools, so it’s still as silky as it was warm. Baked wild salmon recipes Full admission, I’ve eaten the leftovers straight from the fridge, still in the plastic container, and it’s still delicious.

To serve, keep it simple with the addition of toasted walnuts and sprinklings of more parmesan cheese, or reserve a few of the broccolini florets and toss in as well.

If you have extra pesto, save it for eating on toasted crostini with roasted tomatoes and mozzarella or slather it on chicken breasts and roast for dinner.

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below or take a photo and tag me on Instagram with #foodiecrusheats.

• Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and toast them in a toaster oven until fragrant and golden, about 5-8 minutes. Best baked salmon recipe If you don’t have a toaster oven, toast in a regular oven or a dry pan over medium heat. Best baked salmon recipe ever Set aside to cool then roughly chop and set aside ? cup of the walnuts then roughly chop the remaining ? cup and set aside.

• Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously with salt. Best baked salmon recipe in the world Cook the broccolini for 2-3 minutes just until tender. Best canned salmon recipes Drain and rinse in cold water to cool and drain again. Best easy salmon recipe Chop the broccolini.

• Add the garlic to a food processor and mince. Best ever salmon recipe Add the ? cup walnuts and pulse until fine, scraping the walnuts from the edges of the bowl. Best grilled salmon recipe Add the broccolini with the lemon juice, crushed red pepper and kosher salt and process until fine. Best grilled salmon recipe ever While the processor is running, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl. Best healthy salmon recipe Scrape down the bowl and add the Parmesan cheese, then season with more salt as desired.

• Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Best oven baked salmon recipe Cook the linguine until al dente according to the package directions. Best oven salmon recipe Drain the noodles and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Best recipe for salmon Transfer the linguine to a bowl and stir in the pesto. Best salmon burger recipe Add ? cup of pasta water and toss to coat, adding more pasta water to desired consistency. Best salmon cake recipe Toss in the ? cup of the reserved toasted walnuts. Best salmon fillet recipe Taste for seasoning and garnish with Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley or additional blanched broccolini florets if desired.

As we have for the past few seasons, Becky of The Vintage Mixer has posted her list of what’s in season to eat now and from that list, has amassed a group of us who are posting #eatseasonal recipes today. Best salmon patty recipe Some are some are sweet, some are savory and they’re all in season now. Best salmon recipe They’re all good and they’re all seasonal and are listed below.

We’d love to see what you’re eating seasonal now, too. Best salmon recipe baked Share your eats and follow the #eatseasonal hashtag on Instagram to discover more seasonal eats.

Please hop over to their sites, say hi and enjoy their seasonal inspiration.

Glazed Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake with Candied Lemons from Simple Bites

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas, Asparagus and Arugula from Floating Kitchen

Broccoli Rabe and Chicken Pizza with Basil Cream Sauce from The Vintage Mixer

Tempura Cauliflower with Spiced Yogurt Dipping Sauce from Completely Delicious

Hot Chili Blistered Asparagus with Sriracha Aioli from Kitchen Confidante

Chana Aloo Gobi Masala: Chickpea, Potato, and Cauliflower Curry from Food for My Family

Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Kiwi with Sea Salt from Project Domestication

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Lemon Chimichurri from She Likes Food

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I first had walnut pesto in a small Tuscan restaurant and it was mind blowingly good. Best salmon recipe oven So simple and so delicious as only the Italians can deliver. Best salmon steak recipe Have never got round to making it though, so must give your recipe a try.

I was actually thinking of a healthy recipe to be served this upcoming St Patrick’s Day, and literally you saved my time from having so much thoughts, and worries.

Look at those luscious greens, that gives an oomph to the whole dish! But I’m wondering if I can also replace the walnut with pistachio. Best smoked salmon recipe You know to give the sauce a further vibe of color green (I’m vegetarian by the way).

Love love love this idea, Heidi! I’ve made pesto with a lot of different variations of greens and nuts, but I haven’t tried broccolini yet. Chicken best recipes I can’t wait to make this now! Pesto + pasta is always a favorite in my house too. Delicious baked salmon recipes And of course, the leftover on toasty bread is pretty darn awesome, too!

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