Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Basil Pesto

Pesto is easy to make, once you learn, you will NEVER buy pre-made pesto again.  The good thing about making pesto is that any herb -cilantro, parsley, etc.- will do and you can serve it over your favorite pasta, stuff chicken with it, soups and even as a spread.  It is simply delicious.

Whole Wheat Penne Pesto
Basil Pesto

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-4 garlic gloves (this is up to your preference)
  • 3 cups of fresh basil, stems removed
  • 1 cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Toast the pine nuts, this step is optional, but the difference in flavor is amazing
  2. Put basil in a food processor or blender with the pine nuts, 1/2 a cup of cheese and garlic.  Process until well chopped.  (To be more traditional you could use a pestle and mortar).
  3. Gradually add the oil until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper.
  4. Put on a bowl or over your favorite pasta. 
See, very easy and very delicious.   Please do try this recipe and let me know what you think of it.  

Buon Appetito!


Veronica Cervera said...

Ahora si voy a hacer las pastas con brócoli y papas con pesto de verdad!!!!

Niki Palomino said...

jajajajajaja, es muy sabroso y fresco. Tambien puedes hacer una pizza de pesto. yummmm que rico es comer aajajajajajajajajajaj Besukis!

Veronica Cervera said...

Y comer bien!

Niki Palomino said...

Seguro, no lo concibo de otra manera :)