How many times have you seen pesto as a store or a fancy Italian restaurant and thought about having it at home? Why not make your own?
Pesto at home is quick and easy in a blender or food processor. You can make up some to have and even put some into the freezer to have later. Pesto can be used on pasta, salad, veggies, meat and fish, and on bread.
Basil Pesto is very popular
Combine in your blender or food processor
3 cups of loosely packed basil
½ cup of olive oil
1 large crushed clove of garlic
¼ cup of pine nuts
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp black pepper (use ground pepper if you have that available
Pulse until this mix is smooth. The recipe makes ¾ cup of pesto.
Be sure to refrigerate what you do not use. It will hold for 3 days there.
How amazing will this look and smell? This will become a favorite in the house.
When you make a batch of your own, take pictures of your cooking adventure.
Be sure to share this with everyone that needs to know how to make this Italian specialty at home.