Thursday, September 24, 2009

Recipe of the Day: Fresh Basil Pesto

Today's fun recipe is Fresh Basil Pesto. Pesto is great on pasta, on fish, on vegetables, and on sandwiches as a spread. It is so useful and is so simple to make. Our basil plant just got big enough to harvest enough for a fresh batch of pesto. Yummy! Bon Appetit.

Fresh Basil Pesto

1 garlic clove
2 cups fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

Into the bowl of a food processor, add the garlic, basil leaves, pine nuts, salt and pepper. Pulse until finely chopped. With the blender still running, slowly pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into the mix. Check for a thick, yet smooth consistency, adding more oil if necessary. Transfer to a bowl and stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan.

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