There was quite a variety of vegetables in this week’s CSA share, but this week was all about one thing, and one thing only.
Pesto. That’s right, pesto.
The basil, parmesan, olive oil, garlic, toasted pine nut miracle. It’s even more of a miracle considering I toss all of those ingredients, whole, with no preparation, into my fancy Cuisanart food processor, push a button, and this happens. Pesto happens. From this little ramekin of pesto we had almost a whole week’s worth of dinners.
Then there were these knotted bites of deliciousness, pizza dough rolled out then cut into strips, brushed with pesto and stuffed with a few mozzarella pearls, wrapped up and baked. These are inspired by the knots served at the pizzeria in my home town. I’m perfecting them, and when I do, I’ll have a recipe. These were ooey, gooey cheesy on the inside, and crisp on the outside. They were also a lot less technicolor. I’m going to have to lay off the image saturation button.
There were also three cheese calzones with pesto, but they were rather ugly so I didn’t take a picture of them.
There were salads, a stir fry and roasted vegetables over couscous, but then there was working late and eating burritos from Taco del Sol, who has the best burritos in Missoula. All in all, it was a delicious week.