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Very Christmas Pesto Salad

I know that I am transgressing the original Genovese pesto recipe, but I am sure that if you do it my way, you will never make it different again.

Hello everyone, today we will prepare an exquisite salad with my pesto recipe.


1 large bunch of basil leaves (stems removed)

1/2 handful of mint leaves

1 small handful of parsley leaves

1/2 handful of coriander leaves

20 to 30 gr of pine nuts

1 or 2 cloves of garlic

1 piece of Parmesan cheese

Extra virgin olive oil

Bacon or bacon to taste

tomatoes of different sizes

fresh mozarella or buffalo mozzarella


We will start by blanching the basil. For this, immerse the basil in boiling water for 20 to 40 seconds or until you see that the green color intensifies. Remove from the water and drain the best you can.

Separately in a blender (it can also be done in the mortar but it takes much longer), add the coriander, parsley and mint, add the basil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Add a little salt and olive oil to taste. Taste and correct the flavour by adding salt and oil. Reserve.

Cut the bacon into thin slices and grill until golden brown. Now it only remains to assemble the salad, cut the tomatoes into slices, halves or whatever you like, place them on the plate next to the buffalo mozzarella, add the bacon pieces and bathe everything with the delicious pesto.

With all our heart we wish you a Merry Christmas and see you soon with more recipes.

As we always say:

If your plate doesn't look like our image, don't worry! We spent over 40 minutes trying to find the perfect angle for the photo.

This recipe is just a guide, and you can adapt it to your tastes. So don't stop making it, you will be surprised how delicious it is!

Remember: "Practice makes perfect"

You can see how we did it in this video and don't forget to subscribe to our Arditos Kitchen YouTube channel:

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