Kigali Pesto Two Ways

My basil plants are flourishing - some even sprouted up unexpectedly. I have basil in abundance. There are many ways to use it - I'm logging my go-to recipes. Basil is the start of these recipes - along with two other ingredients that are plentiful and affordable in Kigali: pumpkin seeds and avocado. This recipe is a two for one - the same base but different flavor depending on the add-on ingredient. 

You'll need
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1/2 cup neutral leafy greens
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pick one: 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds or 1/2 cup avocado
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz into a thick, smooth paste. Adjust the texture by adding more liquid or using less of the sturdy ingredients. Adjust the flavors by adding more or less of each ingredient. 
  2. Put it on your pasta, on a rice cake, or dive into the blender with a spoon.