Basil has always been my favorite herb, I especially love it’s aroma. I’ve been using this simple pesto recipe for 20 years. It was one of the first things that I learned to make as a new wife, so I thought that it should be one of the first to share.
Gather your ingredients.
- 3 cups fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 4 tablespoons of freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1 picnch salt & pepper each
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
Combine the basil, garlic, grated parmesan, pine nuts, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process only till blended. It can be done in a blender, it’s just harder.
Add the olive oil in a stream as you process it.
That is all.
Toss with your favorite pasta, we use gluten free. Blend it with butter and slather it on crusty Italian bread. Mix it in sour cream and make a fabulous dip for veggies. Liven up your steamed zucchini and mushrooms. Skip the mustard and use pesto to make an ordinary sandwich extraordinary like this Cranberry Pesto Turkey Sandwich. You can do just about anything with it. Enjoy!!