Spread this delicious fresh green onion pesto on your toast, roll it up in chicken, smother your salmon or toss it in pasta. How do you like your pesto?
Fresh Green Onion Pesto
- 2 cups scallion or green onions, coarsely sliced
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 2 tbsp fresh chive
- 5 cloves garlic (5 tsp minced)
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Hack: Pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or frozen for 12 months. I recommend freezing in ice cube trays and then removing portions to a freezer-safe container so you can thaw just the amount you need.
Hack: Pine nuts can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 months or in the freezer for 6 months.
Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze them in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won't retain the crispy texture of fresh green onions, they will be fine for use in cooking.
Did you know? Green onions are an excellent source of vitamin K! Check out some more healthy benefits here!
Suggestion: Use this pesto to make Chicken Pesto Naan Pizza!
This easy homemade caramel sauce is quick to make and has a silky texture you and your family are going to love! Try it on bread pudding or apple crisp!
Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce
- 1 cup sugar*
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 6 tbsp salted butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
Heat granulated sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a spatula or wooden spoon.
When it begins to simmer, turn the heat up to high and boil until it turns amber in color, 4-5 minutes. Stir continuously and watch closely to avoid burning.
Remove from heat and slowly add cream, using caution as it may bubble up. Don't be concerned if the caramel sauce lumps or "seizes" at this point. Just keep stirring it until it smooths out.
Stir in butter and vanilla.
Allow to cool slightly before using.
*Substitute brown sugar to make butterscotch sauce
Hack: Refrigerate leftovers in a tightly sealed container. The sauce will thicken when cold, so warm before using.
Hack: Sauce can be refrigerated for up to a month or frozen for up to 3 months.
Did you know? Milton Hershey’s first successful business was not chocolate but caramels. In fact, the Hershey Company was NOT started to make a certain iconic candy bar but to produce chocolate to coat their sister company’s popular caramels! Get some other fun facts here!
Suggestion: Use this sauce over classic bread pudding or apple crisp!