|this photo by scott haydon|
Hi there, this is the third week of The Food Matters Project and I was especially excited about this week's recipe, Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut "Pesto", which can be found here.
I substituted the walnuts with almonds. And I really like the result. The basil, red peppers, garlic, almonds, and olive oil complement each other wonderfully. So far I've only tried it on a couple of crackers but I have plans on using it on some kind of pasta-type supper in the next couple of days.
On a side note, I tried making crackers from scratch for the first time ever. I followed this really good recipe. I used colby jack instead of cheddar but otherwise followed the ingredient list.
What I really like about both the pesto and the crackers is that they hardly take any time/equipment to come together. Both utilize a food processor and have a quick cleanup. I didn't realize how handy my 2nd generation (thanks Mom!) food processor would truly become until today.