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Pesto Sauce with Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow & Green Beans

Pesto Sauce with Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow & Green Beans
YIELDS
8 servings
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Ingredients

Pesto Sauce

1 ½
cup packed fresh basil leaves
½
cup packed fresh parsley
¼
cup pine nuts
¼
cup toasted walnuts
1
tsp lemon zest
1
clove of garlic, chopped
½
cup grated Parmesan
½
cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Vegetable Skewers

1
cup cherry or grape tomatoes (250ml)
8
oz yellow wax beans (250g)
8
oz green beans (250g)
wooden skewers or toothpicks
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Directions

Step 1

Pulse basil, parsley, pine nuts, walnuts, lemon zest and garlic in a food processor until combined.

Step 2

Add oil in a slow stream and pulse until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl.

Step 3

Stir in cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Makes:1 ¼ cups(300 mL)

Step 5

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add beans and blanch until crisp tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and refresh in an ice water bath. Drain again.

Step 6

Thread two tomatoes on each short skewer or toothpick. Place in a serving vessel with beans.

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