Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Perfect Pesto

Okay, I swear that I'll try to keep the food posts for this blog, but I had brag about my first ever attempt at pesto making.

I've been so scared to try it, but it's just about the easiest thing in the world to make! Who knew?

Here's what I did:

1. Threw 3 cloves of garlic (only use this much if you love garlic as much as I do) and pulsed away in the food processor.
2. Threw a dash of salt in too
3. Tossed in 1 1/2 cups of basil, 3 tablespoons of pine nuts and turned on the processor until it was thick and paste like
4. Poured 1/3 cup of olive oil in as I continued to process
5. The end

It was so much better than the store brand! And basil isn't the cheapest herb on the block, but it's definitely cheaper to make this pesto than to buy it.

1 comment:

Margie said...

Yummy! I can't eat the stuff in the jar. It's tastes, fake; Yuck. Bah-humbug. I"ll be right over for a plate of yours.