Homemade flatbread and red or green pesto, a Mediterranean recipe for your health.

I have included the recipe for green rocket pesto in an earlier entry. Today we will deal with red pesto made from dried tomatoes and almonds served along with homemade flatbread.

  1. Half a cup of dried tomatoes in olive oil.
  2. Some almonds.
  3. Clove of garlic.
  4. A handful of grated Parma cheese.
  5. A few tablespoons of olive oil, fresh rosemary and pepper.

We make flatbread from wheat flour and water, kneading a soft, well-kneaded dough. We roll out the dough into small pancakes and fry in a very hot pan on both sides no fat.

Pesto is made by blending all ingredients and adding finely grated Parma cheese at the end. It’s really tasty, simple and fast.

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photo by Stella Grzela

Are you starting the adventure with cooking? Here are the basic components you need.

  • Fresh products: garlic, lemons, green parsley, extra virgin olive oil, butter, clarified butter /ghee/, basil, wheat flour, potato and corn flour, Parma cheese or Grana Padano,
  • Dried products: herbs / oregano, thyme, savory, allspice, bay leaf, cumin, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, grainy pepper, red paprika, curcuma, vanilla stick  /, dried tomatoes, spaghetti, tagliatelle, basmati or jasmine rice,
  • Preserved products: pelati tomatoes, passata, coconut milk, soy sauce, green and red curry paste, balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar,
  • Frozen products: ginger root, dill, chili peppers or pepperoni,

We do not take a shortcut, no spices mixes, bouillon cubes and ready sauces! Good cuisine are healthy, natural and original ingredients.

I also try not to run out of fresh eggs, 18% cream, milk and olives in the pantry, I like when there is a chili sauce in the fridge, good mustard and mayonnaise. In this way, even when you do not make new purchases, you can always conjure up something tasty to eat.


Did I forget something?

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photo by Stella Grzela