Oh pasta! How I love you.
Yeah, it’s clearly one of my weaknesses!
Not sure why I hadn’t done this before, but for the first time last summer I made homemade pesto. Basil, oil and cheese. What’s not to love!
So easy, everybody can, and should, make this recipe instead of buying premade from the store. The boys call this recipe ‘spaghetti vert’, and we all can’t get enough!
Summer is here and I’m planning on planting so much basil plants that my yard will smell Italian!
Meanwhile, buy your basil at your grocery shop and pesto away!
What you need:
1 cup of packed basil
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 pine nuts
2 gloves of garlic
salt and pepper
You need a food processor or a magic bullet type of thing. Roast the pine nuts, watch them, they burn quickly and at that price, you don’t want to waste them! Place everything the food processor and pulse. It’s that easy!
I serve with pasta and steak on the side, but you can serve it over chicken, or with bread and charcuterie. I would say it stores well in an air tight container for a month or so in the fridge. It taste just like ‘summer in a jar’, so go buy some basil and try this next weekend.