Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad| Swirls and Spice

Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad is one of the easiest salads ever!  It comes together in just minutes.   All you need are cooked beans plus a few dressing ingredients swiftly mixed.  Voila!  Flavourful herbs and filling ingredients create a marvelous side dish or lighter lunch.  We enjoyed this salad right away, but the leftover portion was even better on the second day after the rich pesto flavours had … Continue reading Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad

Pomegranate and Green Pesto Bites

Bright bites of sweet-and-salty goodness will beckon hungry party-goers to pick these up from your holiday platter–and then return for more.  The green pesto spread features spinach, walnuts, and pecans, but skips the typical fresh basil or cilantro since they are not in season.  Happily, I discovered that adding a few artichoke hearts to the mix rounds out the pesto’s taste perfectly.  And the sparkling … Continue reading Pomegranate and Green Pesto Bites

Pesto Shrimp Salad Bites

These petite hors d’Oeuvres are refreshing, flavorful (thanks to the citrus-spiked pesto), and so simple to make. Once you have pesto sauce made, you need only three ingredients. Another variation on this theme is to add some salad greens to create an entrée salad.  The pesto sauce, with a little more olive oil added, serves as the salad dressing. Recipe for Pesto Shrimp Salad Bites … Continue reading Pesto Shrimp Salad Bites

Rice Vermicelli with Cilantro Pesto Sauce: A Gluten Free, Dairy Free Recipe

When I see a compelling recipe, I tend to make some version of it as soon as I can (hence the tagline of this blog).   The very next day day after seeing this pistachio pesto at 5 and Spice, I was happily blending up some aromatic green sauce of my own.   Sadly, it had been more than a year since I had made pesto at … Continue reading Rice Vermicelli with Cilantro Pesto Sauce: A Gluten Free, Dairy Free Recipe