Jun 16, 2010

Pesto!

For dinner tonight Monte decided it was time to make pesto.   He went out back and thinned our basil garden by about 3 plants.  The result is what you see here.  It was delicious.  We tried it on some pasta a little later and it was even better.

Here’s the recipe we used:

Fresh Basil Pesto (makes ~ 1 cup)
2 c fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 c freshly grated parmesan-reggiano or romano cheese
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c pine nuts
2 cloves of garlic,  minced
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine basil with pine nuts in food processor.  Pulse a few times.  Add garlic, pulse a few more times.

Slowly add olive oil while food processor is on.  Scrape down sides of food processor several times.  Add grated cheese and pulse again until blended.  Add salt/black pepper.

Can’t wait to try it on pizza!

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