Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Simple Basil Pesto

'Necessity is the mother of invention.'

It is true. Believe every word of it.

Faced with a blank slate pizza crust.

Fresh out of tomato sauce. Fresh out of tomatoes for sauce.

Fresh out of alfredo. Fresh out of cheese for alfredo.

Fresh out of pesto.


An ample supply of fresh basil sitting in my fridge, moving swiftly towards extinction. 

Perfect, just perfect.

P.S. Pine nuts with an expiration date of February 2009.... Walnuts will do. Oh yes. They will. (Next up: Spring cleaning of the nut cupboard.)

Simple Basil Pesto

4 large handfuls of basil leaves
3 cloves of garlic, cut into small pieces
1/4 c. shredded parmesan cheese
4 T. olive oil, more if needed
1/4 c. chopped walnuts

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. (If using a blender, it will be necessary to scrape down every few spins to ensure ingredients are meeting the blade.)

Add extra olive oil if using for a pasta dish. Or use as a spread on your favorite pizza or sandwich.

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