"When life gives you herbs, make pesto."
Pesto sauces do not have to be made solely from basil. You can use almost any herb to make pesto. Pesto comes from the Genoese word pesta, which means to pound or crush.
I recently went on an adventure around my college campus and discovered a whole bunch of herbs that I used to make a pesto.
Basil, Chives, Thyme, and Oregano Pesto Pasta
-A handful of fresh Basil, chives, oregano, and thyme.
-Toasted Almonds (1/2 cup)
-Sharp Cheddar Cheese (1/2 cup)
-3-4 cloves of fresh garlic
-Olive Oil, salt, and pepper
-Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups)
-1/2 pound of pasta
Combine all ingredients (except tomatoes) in a blender or food processor. Add olive oil as it blends until it is smooth. In a pan, sauté halved cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. After you boil the pasta, strain it, and combine the pesto with the cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!