Saturday, August 30, 2008

Easy 2 Minute Pesto


Since the basil is ready to start harvesting and I do love pesto...my little sioux chef and I whipped up a quick batch this afternoon. Now if we can just keep ourselves from dipping tortilla chips in it and save some for the pasta dish I plan to make later in the week...


2 Minute Basil Pesto

1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


As demonstrated by my little sioux chef above...dump everything into blender or food processor and pulse until everything is chopped up and mixed together.

You may need to take a spatula and scrape the sides of the blender and pulse again a couple of times just to really blend everything together.

**You can also substitute walnuts or almonds for the pine nuts and add lemon juice or hot pepper flakes if you like.**

Yumm...pesto sammiches anyone?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loooove pesto.

Amy said...

I want pesto sammiches!!!!!! Yummy and easy recipe...now if i could only get Elijah to assist me then we would be good to go...right now he would just lick everything...haha

Cathee Conner said...

Also...thanks to feedblitz, I know who you are, so I guess you aren't so anonymous afterall.

Jillyjill said...

Amy has the right idea! I want a chicken pesto sammich with roasted red bell peppers, melted mozzarella cheese all pressed in a panini! Yum!

I'd hire your SIOUX chef anytime. ;-) He's adorable!

JenStar said...

Your little Red is so adorable!
This time that you have with him in the kitchen is precious. I can't wait to do this with my kids one day!

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