I’m just learning that one can make pesto with many different ingredients other than basil. Pesto originated in Liguria Italy. Traditionally, pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and pecorino cheese. In modern times, chefs have morphed this delicious sauce to inlcude different ingredients such as peas.
Today is a scortcher of a day. Temps are in the 90’s! Here in NYC, it can be 90 degrees but feel like 100.
I rolled out the air conditioner from storage and brrrrrrrr! Just how I like it. If my apartment doesn’t feel like a walk-in freezer, it’s not cold enough.
So, no cooking today. Well, just the fusilli and that’s it! Everything else is cold cold cold!
I love this pasta because to me, it is more hardy and so delicious cold. Long fusilli tossed with a fresh sweet pea pesto sauce, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, mozzarella balls and basil chiffonade.
Easy peasy! (See what I did there?)Print