Al-Jazeera Pesto

In honor of Egypt’s Revolution

Feb 4, 2011 - ‘The Day of Departure"


Combine the following in a Cuisinart or blender, with Al-Jazeera blaring in the background:

Olive oil (Italian and Greek; as needed for consistency)

2 cloves garlic (or more, to taste)

1 large purple shallot

Bunch fresh basil

Handful baby spinach

Za'atar green (Lebanese or Israeli, to taste)

Aleppo Halaby (Syrian, to taste)

Sea salt (French, to taste)

Voila: a thoroughly contemporary democratic pesto :-)

Vive La Revolution.