Recipe: Classic Basil Pesto
from Cooks magazine
|CLASSIC BASIL PESTO|
2 c. fresh basil leaves
2 lg. garlic cloves
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 c. pine nuts or walnuts
1/2 c. olive oil
Salt & freshly ground pepper
Combine the basil, garlic, cheeses and nuts in a food processor or blender. Process to mix. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and process to the desired consistency. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes about 1 cup.
Pesto has many uses such as pasta sauce, topping for fish or chicken, or simply spread on a good, crusty Italian bread.
Posted: to Recipes on Thu, Jul 21, 2011
Updated: Thu, Jul 21, 2011