Last nights' dinner was simple and scrumptious. Multi-grain pasta with homemade pesto topped with parmesan. I wish I could afford real Parmigiano-Reggiano, but alas...
I made enough for dinner + more for the rest of the week.
Here's the pesto recipe:
2 cups fresh basil, rinsed
1/4 cup pinenuts
1/4 cup parm. cheese
couple tsp. of lemon juice
1 glove garlic
Throw above in a food processor and blend. While mixing, add oil until smooth, maybe a minute.
1/4 cup olive oil
kosher salt and ground pepper
Combine with cooked pasta, s&p to taste, top with more cheese. Enjoy! Couldn't be simpler.
(I like to add more cheese and nuts in the mix. Just a personal preference.)
I just love its beautiful bright green color. (This pic, courtesy of my phone, doesn't do it justice.)