Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
I love this basic pesto; Toss with pasta or serve with bread or crackers for an appetizer.
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh basil
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup pine nuts
- 1 -5 garlic clove
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1⁄4-3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- Put all ingredients in a blender; blend until nuts are ground. Pesto is best to not be completely smooth; a little texture is good. Add salt to taste.
- Adjust amounts to your own taste. You can use other herbs besides basil; cilantro, parsley and mint are good too. Substituted walnuts or almonds in place of the pine nuts, as they can be expensive. Add a dash of salt to taste.
- Pesto keeps very well and is delicious the next day and it freezes well, too.