Oregano is a savory herb that goes extremely well with a majority of the produce in this week’s share! In particular, it is very commonly used in tomato-based dishes and making tomato sauce. It also pairs well basil, cumin, garlic, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme.

Cutting instructions: Our oregano patch is near the front of the herb and flower garden and is huge! Cut off a few sprigs from different areas of the plant. Take the leaves off the stem and store in an airtight container.

Oregano Pesto Pasta Recipe

Pesto Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh oregano leaves, no stems
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste

Pasta Ingredients:

  • pasta
  • cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • parmesan cheese grated
Combine all the pesto ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until well combined.
If you’re using this for pasta, reserve some of the pasta water. Combine cooked pasta, pesto sauce, and pasta water in a skillet and cook on medium-high until well combined. Add the cherry tomatoes at the very end, and top with parmesan cheese. (Original Recipe)