Pesto

Pesto

Pesto is surprisingly easy to make and lets you tailor the recipe to your personal tastes. So next time you are looking to have pasta with pesto, why not grab the raw ingredients rather than a supermarket jar?

Ingredients

  • 3 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

  • Combine basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and nuts in the bowl of a food processor or blender.
  • Blend to a smooth paste.
  • Add parsley if desired.
Pesto

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