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Saturday, August 27, 2011

homemade italian pesto ♥






  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed



  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese



  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil



  • 1/3 cup pine nuts



  • 3 medium sized  fresh garlic cloves, minced





  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor.  
    Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.  
    Slowly add the  extra virgin olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.
    Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
    Serve with pasta, or on sandwiches, makes one cup.enjoy!

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