Monday, July 20, 2009

Presto! Pesto

It's that time of year again. Basil is growing aplenty in my small garden and that means pesto in this house.
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.)

1 comment:

Ingrid said...

My fave way to eat pesto: on cold tortelini!