Pesto is just one of those things I never thought to make myself. But when necessity (allergies!) meant that I couldn’t eat the store bought variety anymore, I wasn’t willing to go without.
It was seriously simple too! And it had such a different flavour… it was really rich, full and a lot fresher tasting too! So I am very glad I gave this a shot! Now if only my blasted basil plants would stop dying on me, I could make pesto fresh from my garden!
2 cups firmly packed basil leaves
½ cup roasted pine nuts
2 cloves garlic, quartered
½ cup olive oil
1/3 cup parmesan cheese (I subbed in some feta)
1. Process basil, nuts and garlic until finely chopped. Add in oil, in a thin, steady stream until combined. Add cheese, process until combined.