Sunday, June 26, 2011

Homemade Basil Pesto

We have lots of basil and after picking a full bag, I knew today was going to be homemade Basil Pesto day!   It is simple and so good!

Homemade Basil Pesto

Ingredients:
  • 2 C fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 C Parmesan
  • 1/3 C Pine Nuts, toasted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 quick squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 C olive oil
Directions:   Toast your pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat.   Using a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan, pine nuts and garlic.   Slowly add the olive oil while the food processor is running.   You may have to scrape the sides a bit.   Add the quick squeeze of lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.   Pulse a few more times in the food processor and serve or store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

ready to use
simple pasta with pesto

11 comments:

Lilly said...

What a great simple pesto recipe! Great way of using fresh basil leaves.

Lilly said...

What a great simple pesto recipe! Great way of using fresh basil leaves.

Emily said...

So simple but so delicious! I never seem to have enough basil to make a batch of pesto. I am jealous you can grow a big crop.

Erin said...

This looks like the perfect color! I love pesto! Can't wait until I have enough basil to make my own!

Lizzy said...

I adore homemade pesto...I need to make another big batch to make it through the winter. Yours looks delicious!

Kim Bee said...

I've never made pesto. This is one I think I would love. Hope you don't mind me bookmarking it so I can try it out. It not only looks delicious but it's so pretty.

Island Vittles said...

Don't you love summer with it's fresh ingredients? I could gobble up a big plate of your pasta with pesto right now, and it's only 10:00 in the morning! Theresa

Veronica Gantley said...

I love pesto, I dont think I have enought basil, so I may add parsley to make up for it.

createwithmom said...

I haven't had this type of combination looks wonderful
regards
Akheela
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Stacey Rider said...

Veronica, if you don't have enough basil, add spinach instead! It won't over power the basil like parsely will and it will give you the exact same texture!

Christine's Pantry said...

I love homemade pesto. Great recipe!