The amazing thing about pesto is the number of Mediterranean Diet recipes there are for such a simple dish! At Mediterranean Living we have been on quite the pesto kick. Fresh herbs are beginning to proliferate in the garden. Personally, I think they call to be crushed up into a delicious pesto. Pestos are considered a condiment so the possibilities are endless.
Pestos are a popular dish of the Mediterranean Diet, with variations on this dish offered on menus throughout the northern Mediterranean region. Similar to Mediterranean Sofrito, it offers many health benefits by including a variety of healthy superfoods.
Try our Basil, Scallion and Pistachio Pesto atop fresh tomatoes and sliced fresh mozzarella. Stack this delicious combination of foods atop a loaf of crusty sourdough bread for a lovely open-faced sandwich.
I adore this pesto over pasta or with fresh grilled fish, such as tuna or salmon. It is also quite nice served with grilled vegetables and a side of crusty bread or pita.
Christine is the Wellness Manager with Mediterranean Living. She is passionate about wellness, fitness and food. Basically, she runs to eat! You can find her in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes or in the great outdoors on a long training run. She has a long-time love for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and she particularly loves cooking with vegetables. She considers making vegetable carpacios to be a hobby. You can count on her to do too early stalking of farm fields in Hadley for local asparagus and waiting with baited breath for the Mountain View CSA and Golonka Farm Stand to open for the summer season. She loves supporting the local food economy through her service with the River Valley Market board of directors in Northampton, MA.