Ready in: 10 minutes
Serves: Approximately 2.5 cups of pesto
Pesto is an easy sauce to make once and eat many ways and times.
4 oz package of basil, cleaned and de-stemmed
3/4 cup olive oil
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon of salt or to taste
3/4 cup pine nuts
Optional: 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan
Blend all the ingredients at once in a food processor; you can use a blender but may need to add more olive oil.
I make a batch of pesto and keep it the fridge to use in the days to come.
Some dishes to make with the pesto:
Add it to a pasta and chicken dish
Use it on sandwiches in place of mayo, my son has an egg allergy, and it’s been a great alternative. My children eat it with it turkey.
Pesto pizza- brush pesto on French bread, top with shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, whatever toppings you like, and broil until cheese melts
In your salad dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup pesto with 2 tbsp of your favorite vinegar