The 10th edition of our Monthly Mystery Munchies had both Gen and I partying with Pesto as the main ingredient to work with. And party we did! Gen did a little more with not one, but TWO pesto dishes: Spicy Pesto Chicken Balls and Olive Pesto Pea Salad.
Not only that, she used her own homegrown basil! Here is Gen’s take of her pesto creations:
In her words,
In South Africa we’re highly enthusiastic about braais (barbecues), and the cold pea salad is ideal as a side dish on a blistering hot day. The next recipe, chicken balls with spicy pesto, can be served warm, accompanied by a veggie dish. I wanted to do two different pestos, and in our home, we do love our olives! I really enjoy cooking with chicken mince, which can be quite bland but the pesto perks it up beautifully! Both of these recipes are incredibly easy, require minimal effort and oh-so-healthy. That’s a hard ‘yes’ from me!
Amazing indeed, Gen! From such a simple ingredient with homegrown basil, she once again created magic with Pesto. Well done, my dear partner in munchies! These are ones for the repertoire.
Before you click away out of this page, make sure you pop over at Gen’s for her Pesto recipe and leave her some comments. Tell her I sent you. Better yet, if you do happen to give either of our recipes a go, be sure to pop by us again and let us know how it turned out. I, for one, would definitely want to know.