Watercress Pesto

Tod Dimmick

This pungent, spicy, chunky green elixir is tasty whether spread on crackers or endives, or tossed with pasta.

Prep time: 5 minutes

2 cloves garlic
2 cups coarsely chopped watercress
3 TB pine nuts
3 TB shredded Parmesan
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
Olive oil to facilitate processing (2-4 TB)

Crush or coarsely chop the garlic. Add the garlic, watercress, pine nuts, Parmesan, salt, ad pepper to the bowl of a food processor equipped with the cutting blade. Add 2 TB oil, and pulse to process to a chunky consistency, adding more oil, a little at a time, if necessary to facilitate processing.

Serve as a spread with almost anything, from endive and carrot sticks to toast points.

Served up by Tod Dimmick

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