Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Yummy addition to pasta, cheese spreads, salads on toasted crispy bread, grilled fish or chicken, pizza toppings, etc. You can jar it and use as needed! The olive oil is a judgment call on you own taste. If you want it thick and chunky or creamy. Check out the video at this link http://www.recipezaar.com/sitenews/post.php?pid=963&pageref=Photo_Video-938497&vw_arrange_order=ASC&vw_sort_order=MOST_RECENT
- 2 cups packed home grown basil (or fresh as you can)
- 1⁄2 cup toasted pine nuts, cooled
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (either or both) or 1 cup romano cheese (either or both)
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup olive oil, depending on how creamy you want it
- Put into a food processor first 4 ingredients. Pulse to blend.
- Slowly add oil through feed tube to make a nice paste.
Farmers Market day today so I bought fresh basil and made this great recipe for Pesto.. For about $2.50 worth of ingredients and a wee bit of effort I have about $10,00 worth of Pesto. After making it I placed about a tbsp of pesto in ice cube trays ( got 14) and froze them. Then removed them from the trays and placed them in a freezer bag so I can enoy this great recipe during the Winter too Thanks RitaL
Lovely stuff. I used half parm, half romano and added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. I also used roasted sunflower seeds-I'm allergic to pine nuts & went heavy on the extra virgin olive oil as we like pesto on the creamy side. We will inhale this tonight with dinner-thanks for posting!
I had bushels of fresh basil left in my garden and needed to use it al before the first frost, so I made giant batches of this pesto for my freezer. Outstanding recipe. It has the perfect ratio of cheese, nuts and basil. I toasted my nuts and freshly grated some Pargiano Reggiano for that maximum flavor punch and added a little kosher salt and pepper to round it out. YUMMY!