Five Minute Photo Shoot: Linguine with Kitchen Sink Pesto

linguine with kitchen-sink pesto

A busy-season dinner: linguine with a pesto made from whatever bits and bobs were hanging out in the fridge and pantry, topped with a generous dusting of well-crisped paprika breadcrumbs.

Oh, and pecorino romano too.  Don’t forget the pecorino.

linguine with kitchen-sink pesto


  1. wileenie
    December 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    What’s in the kitchen-sink pesto? I like kitchen-sink anything. :)

  2. Beth
    December 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Wileenie: Oh, geez. Impossible to say exactly! It was a combination of all the herbs that were going South in the fridge, so probably parsley, cilantro, and maybe basil. I think there were pumpkin seeds and walnuts, and definitely the last bits of a jar of super-vinegary mint sauce. Olive oil, certainly, and salt & pepper, but no cheese. Maybe garlic and lemon juice? It was everything that could go in a pesto without any effort other than the merest of chopping. It was more an Italian-style salsa verde rather than pesto, if you want to get pedantic (which I usually do). Hope that helps!

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