You might need to buy:
  • lumache pasta or medium shells
  • olive oil
You might need to buy:
  • olive oil
  • finely chopped preserved lemon or 4 wide strips of lemon zest
  • chopped fresh dill
  • finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • crushed black peppercorns
  • crushed red pepper
You might need to buy:
  • chopped cured chorizo
  • olive oil
  • sherry vinegar
  • mixed greens
  • coarsely chopped Marcona almonds
  • shaved Manchego cheese
  • chopped green olives
  • thinly sliced red onion
You might need to buy:
  • cauliflower florets
  • olive oil
  • drained capers
  • crushed red pepper
  • red wine vinegar
  • coarsely chopped parsley and mint
  • Lemon wedges
You might need to buy:
  • ground pork
  • star anise pods
  • granulated onion
  • chicken stock
  • red miso
  • baby spinach
  • fresh cilantro
You might need to buy:
  • soft goat cheese
  • heavy cream
  • refrigerated pesto

Once you have pesto, a pesto cream sauce is in easy reach. This transforms the pesto into a sauce that’s totally different from its original concept. The addition of tofu gives an ultra creamy, but not heavy, texture. Adding in the white miso and yeast gives a meat-like flavor with an umami punch that enhances all of the pesto’s different flavors.

You might need to buy:
  • white miso
  • nutritional yeast*
  • IPA or another hop forward brew
  • 1–2 tsp kosher salt
  • Spring Pesto
  • 2–3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

The flavors of the Spring Pesto add a wonderful green grassy flavor to potatoes. And whether they’re served warm or cold, this quick dish can be used for any meal from breakfast to dinner.

You might need to buy:
  • kosher salt
  • Spring Pesto
Belongs to largomason Spring Pesto 

Pesto is defined as anything made by pounding. Traditionally pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. In this recipe, I’m combining the bounty of flavors that spring offers with this technique to blend ingredients into a sauce. Depending on what your farmers market or local grocery store have to offer, this recipe can be modified and designed to enhance any style of IPA that’s available to you. The herbs, greens, nuts and beer style can also be interchanged to highlight other flavors depending on how the sauce will be used.

This pesto is also very good for you. Dandelion greens are a great source of vitamins A, B6, C and K, as well as thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron, potassium and manganese. Along with the other ingredients in this pesto, this recipe is designed to be good for your liver and blood.

You might need to buy:
  • – 2 tsp kosher salt
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • coarsely ground pepper
  • cooking oil
  • dry red wine