Pesto Sauce with Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow & Green Beans

  • serves 8
Theresa Albert
Theresa Albert


4 Ratings
Directions for: Pesto Sauce with Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow & Green Beans


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


Pesto Sauce

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

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

3. Stir in cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Makes:1 ¼ cups(300 mL)

Vegetable Skewers

1. 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.

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

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