Tuesday, August 3, 2010
my great love of basil
i'm having a bit of a moment with pesto. we've been having moments like these my whole life. they are sweet, tangy, and passionate. i love pesto.
hope you all enjoy this simple scrumptuous recipe:
4 cups basil leaves, well packed
4 cloves garlic, lightly crushed and peeled
1 cup pine nuts or walnuts (or a combination of the two)
1-1/2 cups freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino cheese (or a combination of the two)
1-1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
magic tips: i prefer to use walnuts and for extra special flare add a tablespoon of honey. trust me, it's incredible.
also, if you're a vegan you don't have to run like the wind from this one. just take out the cheese and add some more nuts. it's a fabulous vegan treat.