My basil plant went crazy while I was away on my holiday. It was huge when I got home!! I knew I had to make some pesto asap! I have never made my own before but it was really easy and really good.
Here is what you need,
1 ½ cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 tbsp pine nuts
3-4 cloves of garlic
2/3 cup of olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
In the bowl of a food processor add the basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and garlic.
Turn on the food processor and slowly add in the olive oil until you get a thick paste consistency. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.
It is so pretty, what a great green color!
I used half of the batch in a yummy pasta dish I will share tomorrow.
I am not sure what to do with the rest. I could use it as a pizza sauce or make a pesto potato salad or as a sauce for chicken… what you do think? What is your favourite way to use pesto?