The pesto in a bag.Serve over fettuccine with sweet peas!
Serve mixed with fettuccine and sweet peas!
This was not Dan's favorite mixed with pasta, but to me it tasted like a "girl" thing. I thought it was delish...it had a natural/earthy taste.
Basic Basil Pesto
2 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste
-In food processor, put Parmesan and basil and food process for about 45 sec or until finely chopped. Remove and set aside.
-Put garlic in processor and buzz until finely chopped. Add nuts to garlic and buzz a few times
-Put reserved basil mixture and remaining ingredients in the processor. Process until well blended, about 30 seconds.
Enjoy over crusted bread, pasta, veggies, or even a spread on a sandwich.
Can make big batches and freeze in bags or cube trays.
This basic recipe could be jazzed up in many ways depending on what you will be using it for.