Sunday, August 23, 2009

Make Your Own Pesto!

You gotta love Italy for coming up with Pesto YUM! Pesto just makes so many things taste better! And the premade kind you get from the store doesn't even taste like pesto in comparison to fresh pesto. But don't worry it turns out that it is actually pretty easy to make yourself!


1 bunch Fresh basil

3 Tbl Pine nuts

4 cloves Garlic

1/2 cup Olive oil

2 oz Parmesan or Romano cheese grated

How to make it:

1)Rinse basil & toast pine nuts in a dry pan until light brown spots appear.

2) Mash all ingredients except olive oil and cheese by hand for a chunky result, or puree in a food processor.

3) Add olive oil & cheese.

4) Keeps in a closed container in the fridge. Check on it in 3-4 days and if the olive oil hasn't risen to the top add some more to create a protective barrier or freeze in an ice cube tray.

*Use it in sandwiches, pasta, pizza, potatoes, fish, chicken, vegetable dishes you name it!

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