Although this isn't the first recipe I've made since my business has subsided, I had high hopes for it and sharing it with you. That being said, I feel some disclosure is due here: 1) I love pesto 2) I don't own a food processor 3) I'm a texture eater
Without further ado, I give you my experience with Chicken Pesto Minestrone, a recipe from the blog Bev Cooks.
I've been eyeing this recipe for awhile now and finally decided to make it on probably the hottest day of the year so far. That was probably my first mistake...who eats soup when it's hot outside? For some reason I thought that was a good idea. My second mistake was tyring to make the pesto in the blender. It took FOREVER and eventually I said, "I give up, I'm going with what I got". So I followed the rest of the recipe...
This is where the womp, womp, womp comes in...I loved the flavors of the soup, but it was so gritty because I didn't get the pesto to the right consistency in the blender and so I couldn't eat it. I tried and tried and pretty much ate the whole bowl, but I didn't enjoy it. And I haven't eaten the rest of it. I guess that's what I get for making soup on an 80+ degree day.
I will definitely revisit this once my kitchen tools have been upgraded. In the meantime, anyone that does have a food processor, I would definitely recommend this soup.