Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pesto, Tapenade & Dukkah

Whenever I have the time and find basic ingredients in bulk, I like to re-stock my supplies of my trio of dipping favourites: Basil pesto, Dukkah & Olive Tapenade.

Williworld introduced us Allards to Harissa and Mamma Maria's Dukkah is also awesome. Basically, you can do all things with a food processor.

I also freeze my pesto in take away containers and thaw to stir through pasta. Dukkah is lovely as a garnish for a salad.

As many bunches of basil as you can lay your hands on...The above bowl of pesto was made from a garbage bag full.
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Roasted pine nuts

*I have also made a thai variation with chilli, cashew and coriander*

Roasted can use anything from a mixed bag to exclusive use of macadamia, pistachio or cashew.
Dry roasted and ground coriander seeds
Dry roasted sesame seeds
Salt and pepper
Additional seasoning of your choice.

Olive Tapenade:
Pitted olives
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

1 comment:

  1. Yum Jess... these are also some of my favourites. Mama uses hazelnuts in her Dukkah which is great, but agree... you could use any of the mentioned nuts.


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