Monday, September 17, 2012
Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms (or Tomatoes)
I admit that fungus is not on the Herbaceous Faves list. However, these little guys weren't too bad. Inspired by a recipe on Foods for Long Life, my dear mother used a different pesto recipe when I wasn't looking.
Pesto comes from the Italian word pestato, which means 'to pound or crush' (pestle comes from the same word). Pesto Genovese is typically a blend of garlic, basil, pine (pignoli) nuts, olive oil, and a hard cheese such as parmesan. For vegan pesto, substitute ground nuts and nutritional yeast.
These guys are really easy and make a great side or a simple lunch. Just pack your pesto into fresh button or cremini mushrooms (or some small variety of tomato) and enjoy!