Tarragon and Hazelnut Pesto

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1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
1-1/4 cups fresh spinach
2 Tbs. roasted hazelnuts
1 or 2 garlic cloves, smashed
3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Makes about 1/2 cup

The delicate licorice flavor of tarragon blends nicely with the roasted hazelnuts in this pesto. It is especially good with lamb, roast chicken, veal, and fish such as salmon, snapper, sole, or trout. Try stirring some into sautéed mushrooms or scrambled eggs. For a nuttier flavor, substitute hazelnut oil for some of the olive oil.

Blend the tarragon, parsley, spinach, nuts, and garlic in a food processor or blender until finely minced. Add the oil and cheese and process until blended.

Recipe by Steven Van Yoder
February 2000
from issue #25

posted in: pesto, sauce, tarragon

Comments (6)

timonrooster writes: soo sweet.
Posted: 2:44 am on October 8th
LillyThorpe12 writes: very tasty and yummy..
Posted: 12:56 am on August 13th
jackmorris21 writes: One of the best
Posted: 4:39 am on March 28th
rickyfletcher writes: look very fresh
Posted: 5:38 am on February 16th
roberto15 writes: very nice
Posted: 3:42 am on February 16th
preston10 writes: very tasty
Posted: 1:50 am on February 16th
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