Salvia Small Talk: Making Sage Pesto
Many gardeners are accustomed to seasoning pasta with tangy pesto blend of basil, pine nuts, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. However, replacing the basil with fresh sage leaves and parsley provides a surprising twist on this popular dish. The tempting Sage Pesto recipe at Food.com also substitutes walnuts for pine nuts and adds grated Parmesan for additional savory flavor. Growing your own Culinary Sage, such as Greek Sage (Salvia fruticosa) provides the freshest flavor for cooking.