Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Homemade Pesto

I made Pesto two days in a row (extra basil). It's how I get on my daughter's good side. Hahaha! It is her all time favorite food. She likes it on pasta, cheese tortellini, pizza, sandwiches, etc... I've caught her leaning over the food processor eating it by the spoonful... like frosting.

Last night I was the hostess for the Bunco group I joined around our neighborhood. It has been a lot of fun gathering with them and making new friends. There are a lot of very cool ladies in our neighborhood! So, I hallowed out some cherry tomatoes and stuffed them with the leftover pesto from our dinner last night. Delicious and a cute little appetizer. Sorry, I didn't get a photo of them.

So, if you've ever wondered... Pesto is very simple to make. SUPER easy!! Here is my favorite recipe...


2 1/2 cups packed basil leaves
3 Tbsp. pine nuts
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree' until smooth. Add more olive oil if you desire a thinner pesto.

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