March Recipe: Pesto Mix & Match

March is the second month of our new recipe collaboration with West & Taylor, and this month we have gone green for St. Patrick's Day! 

Although this pesto recipe can be used in so many different ways, we LOVE Christina's idea for using it as a bruschetta. You can see it layered as such in one of our Everything Plates (our Spring Seasonal Release, available 3/18/23 for a limited time). 

Pesto Bruschetta in handmade pottery


Classic & Mix/Match

Christina Williams, West & Taylor

Total Time: 15-20 minutes


  • Pesto
    • 3-4 cups packed greens, Mix and Match for a nice twist 
      • Basil (Classic)
      • Spinach
      • Kale (stems removed)
      • Arugula (for a peppery kick)
      • Parsley
      • Cilantro
      • Sage
    • ½ cup Grated Parmesan (or Nutritional Yeast-for vegan)
    • ¼ cup toasted  nuts or seeds (mix and match!)-Feel free to leave out if a nut allergy is to worry about.
      • Pine Nuts (Classic)
      • Walnuts
      • Pumpkin Seeds
      • Pistachios
    • ½ cup (plus more) oil
      • Extra Virgin (Classic)
      • Flavor infused
    • 1 TBLS Flavor Boost (I use two!)
      • Lemon Juice (Classic)
      • Roasted Garlic (for a sweeter undertone)
      • Raw Garlic (slightly peppery, almost spicy on the back end)
      • Shallots
    • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • You’ll need a good blender, food processor or if you’re feeling like a work-out, a mortar & pestle for this recipe.
  • Choose your ingredients, (Below you’ll see what I normally choose.) and pop them all in the blender/processor and blend. You may need more oil or lemon juice if your mix is more of a paste than you are looking for. 
  • My pesto is spinach, arugula, walnuts, parmesan cheese, roasted garlic and lemon juice with salt and pepper. 
  • There are plenty of ways you can serve your pesto; 
    • Combined with pasta water with pasta
    • Spread on a nice sandwich
    • A dip for veggies
    • Served with sliced  mozzarella and tomatoes for a bruschetta 
    • And so many other ways that are absolutely delicious
  • Let me know what combinations you come up with that your family enjoys! 
Ashley Norman

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