Here is my fresh pesto recipe in honor of the bunch of basil in this month’s basket from the farm.
I use my food processor to make this, but i’m sure you could use a blender too. You can serve this on pasta or on sandwiches made with homemade bread.
Fresh Pesto Recipe
(for about 1 lb of pasta)
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesean cheese (i buy the big hunk and grate it myself…it tastes better)
1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts (i use walnuts…cheaper)
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
Blend all ingredients together. Use immediately or freeze.
i love this pesto tossed with whole wheat penne pasta, fresh tomatoes and goat cheese. enjoy!