Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a wonderful lemon-flavored pesto. This was my first taste of pesto and I've never gone back! Update as of 2/13/04 I'm glad that you all like this. I freeze this now and keep it on hand for my spaghetti sauce or others sauces. It freezes great!
- 1 1⁄2 cups basil
- 2 -5 garlic cloves
- 1⁄4 cup pine nuts
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄8 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄8 cup olive oil
- Mix everything together in food processor except the oil and lemon.
- Once everything is mixed well, drizzle with lemon and oil.
- Mix until well blended.
- Serve on pasta or just about anything that needs a pick me up.
- Will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Spicy, zingy, bold, yet full of subtle nuance. Incredibly simple to make, and a little goes a LONG way. I tried it with home grown basil on bowties with some diced sundried tomatos, and YUMMMMM.... Lovely color as well!
The lemon is a nice addition to the pesto... zingy and bright, this fresh sandwich add-on really 'made' the sandwich (I was having a tomato sandwich). Great, thank you!
Tasted pesto only once at the Macaroni Grill and it was so bland I did not order it ever again. A few months ago I started growing a basil plant, now I have 3 and they were taking over the house so I decided to try your pesto. It is so delicious my husband and I could not stop eating it right out of the food processor! I think it's the addition of lemon that gives it the zing. Thanks