Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kitchen Basics - Basil Pesto

Basil pesto is easy. Really, really easy. You don't have to cook it, just throw everything into a small food processor and blitz it - it's easy to increase the amount (if you're having a dinner party) or make a very small amount of you're cooking for just yourself.

Basil Pesto
Serves 2

1 garlic clove
40g pine nuts
50g basil leaves
3 tbsp parmesan, grated
1/4 cup olive oil
1-2 tbsp lemon juice

Literally just put all these ingredients in a food processor and turn it on. You can blitz it until it's completely smooth, or leave it slightly chunky - it's entirely up to you.

Spoon the pesto over 200g of cooked pasta and mix it in well then serve with a big glass of chilled white wine (or a ginger ale if wine isn't your thing. ;p )


Janice said...

mm I actually just made pesto this morning for my lunch. Love it!!

And it can be cooked with anything from chicken to salmon. So good.

The Recipe Binder said...

For something different, you can always add chilli and roasted capsicum too. Pesto is so versatile. :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Love, love, love basil. Yum. And basil works great on period cramps, too. Double good.

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