Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Fringford
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

Recipe

Oregano Pesto

Oregano Pesto

Oregano makes a great pesto, a lovely spring taste to stir through pasta or to serve with grilled fish.

  • 30 g chopped fresh oregano leaves —
             this is about a large cup full
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 40 g flaked almonds
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Put the oregano, garlic and nuts into a blender or food processor,
chop lightly then add half of the olive oil with the lemon juice and blend to a coarse paste — not too fine — you need to be able to distinguish
the tiny pieces of leaf.

Stir in the rest of the olive oil and some seasoning to taste.

A mix of oregano and parsley leaves also gives a delicious flavour.
Try using our new Italian parsley which will be available to buy on our website in a few days time.

Stir 2 tablespoons of your pesto through pasta for 2 people.
It goes well with lightly cooked vegetables such as courgettes, carrots and beans.
Mix with roasted vegetables such as a mix of aubergine, peppers and courgettes.
Spread onto savoury crackers or a baguette and top with some goats cheese.
Serve with any grilled or pan fried fish.
I’m sure that you’ll have plenty of ideas of your own!

As you can see oregano is especially versatile and the flavour mingles well with many different types of food.