Pesto 101

25 Dec

This is my recipe for pesto… my mom loves pesto and every time I have too much basil that might go bad, I do a batch.  It’s great on it’s own with pasta, as a condiment, as an ingredient for a salad dressing or to add to a recipe where you would like some fresh basil flavor.



2 tablespoons pine nuts or almonds
3 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cups basil leaves, strip away the stems
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Mix  everything in a food processor. 
  2. Add more olive oil if the mixture seems a bit dry.

Store in a jar in the fridge or you can freeze it in an ice tray for individual servings .

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