No Basil Pesto
We don't eat basil due to allergies and have found this to be an excellent replacement to a favorite way to serve pasta. We grow our own radishes, and this is a one way to not waste these nutritional greens. I imagine you could pick up radishes from farmers markets, but you will want to cook the greens asap and store as puree in the fridge. Serve pesto over your pasta of choice (homemade fettuccine is perfect) and top with Parmesan cheese.
Vary greens according to availability and taste. Use only fresh radish greens (not the nasty stuff that is usually on top of radishes in the supermarket). Most of the pesto-like taste comes from the more flavor-rich greens (arugula and radish). Spinach alone would likely be bland. Kale or mustard greens might be worth a try (think dry and bitter greens).
Peanut oil and garlic are very important as the garlic provides the sweetness of the basil and the peanut oil provides the nutty flavor.