Walnut Basil Pesto

>> Tuesday, December 16, 2008


So as of last week I had never made pesto before. Straight up, I was scared. I was scared of the food processor. I mean how can anything that moves that fast be okay? I feel like once you turn it on you're done, there's no turning back, once it's in the processor it shall be fused together and become one forever -- whether you like it or not...



Acknowledging this fear, and being pushed by my desire for some delicious pesto, I decided to make some walnut pesto, using the food processor.



Ingredients (approximates of course, makes about 1 1/2 - 2 cups)




  • 2 cups basil

  • 1/2 cup walnuts (more if you like a nutter pesto)

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 2/3 cup shredded parmesean cheese

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (approximately 1/3 cup)

  • Salt (to taste)


Directions



Ok not kidding this couldn't be easier. Basically you coarsely chop the walnuts and the garlic.

Then, you throw the basil, walnuts, garlic, parmesean and salt in the food processor. This may be the ONLY hard part, once the food processor is turned on, through the top SLOWLY start to add in the olive oil.

Overall, this process should take a minute, maybe a minute in a half.

Once its over you are left with delicious and nutritious walnut basil pesto. Slather this on a tortilla with some mozzarella cheese and there you go - pesto pizza (more on that later...)

Plus the green is just so jolly for the Holidays :)



2 comments:

Ilovetoeat December 17, 2008 at 11:05 AM  

may I just say YUM!!

elizabeth December 18, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

I can't believe you made your own pesto... i am incredibly impressed!!!!!

AddThis

Share |

  © Blog Design by Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates

Back to TOP