Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pesto Sauce

I don't think there is anything quite so delicious as Basil, except of course pie and chocolate. Love that stuff. I just picked a bucket of basil and I am making Pesto. It is so wonderful on a croisant with a little goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and more fresh basil. Here is a recipe that I just adore. I mix it up and spoon it into icecube trays and freeze it. When it is frozen I place the little cubes in a zip lock bag and then I have it whenever the fit strikes me.

Pesto Sauce

4 cloves garlic,peeled

1/3 Cup pine nuts or walnuts (toasted)

1/2 Cup fresh parsley
2 Cups fresh basil (I like lots, so I pack it)

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (fresh is best)

1/3 Cup olive oil

1 tsp. kosher salt

Using a food processor:

1. With machine running, add garlic through feed tube and process until chopped.
Add nuts and chop with garlic.
2. Add parsley and basil and process on/off 8 to 10 times until finely chopped

3. Add grated Parmesan cheese, oil and salt and process until well mixed.

Spoon into ice cube trays and freeze or....use it immediately for pasta, pizza, etc.


Half of the Style Sisters said...

I will be making some soon!! Yummo! Cut mom...loving your blog!!

Elli said...

hi grandma! i love your blog. i think its great that everybody has a blog i think it helps our family connect with what is going on! its great. love u sooooooooooooooo much!