Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pistacio Pesto and easy Tofu Feta

I had a lot of pistacios. I wanted to make something with them. So I made this.

Pistacio Pesto topped with Easy Tofu Feta

Pistacio Pesto
1/2 cup Pistacios, salted and roasted, shelled of course
1 cup raw pine nuts
2 Tbsp Basil, dried (fresh would definitely have been better)
1/2 cup Olive Oil
4 cloves garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process untill smooth. Heat in a saucepan before serving. Serve over pasta, or spread on bread. Makes about 2 cups.

Easy Tofu Feta
1 package Extra Firm Tofu, drained and pressed
1 tbsp dried basil (fresh would probably be even better)
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Crumble Tofu into a bowl until it resembles feta. Add the other ingredients and mush it all together with your hands. Stores in the fridge for about a week in an airtight container. Use as you would any feta. On salads, pasta, sandwiches, or on crackers with the Pistacio Pesto.


Anonymous said...

looks amazing!

mustardseed said...

COOL! I tried spinach pine nut fettucine today at a cafe restaurant(non-veg but has a veg section on the menu). I fell madly in love with pesto!!

My pesto tasted creamy and really yummy though it was a disgusting green mucky tone. I don't like pesto that tastes so oily it makes you want to throw up.

I like pistacios anyway so I'll try this recipe!!

Sunshinemom said...

Dish looks very tasty! Came here from diet dessert and dogs for the feta recipe - thanks!

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

I too came from diet dessert dogs and can't wait to try this feta recipe myself!!

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