We profiled Boswyck Farms, the hydroponic farm on top of Bushwick Starr today. Here’s their favorite pesto recipe, which can be made using basil, spinach, arugula or a blend of all three.
Boswyck Farms Hydroponic Pesto
2 cups greens, loosely packed: basil or blend of spinach and arugula
1 to 2 peeled cloves of fresh garlic
1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter, softened (optional)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup water
Salt to taste (at least 1 teaspoon)
1. In a blender or food processor, blend greens, garlic, olive oil, water, and salt. When smoothly combined, add nuts. Blend again until smooth.
2. Finely grate parmesan cheese. In a separate bowl, use the back of a wooden spoon to blend cheese and butter until smooth.
3. Combine green mixture and cheese mixture.
4. Taste for salt. Add more if necessary.