Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pesto From Your Garden

Originally uploaded by ImipolexG
My husband makes wonderful pesto, using the ratio of two parts chopped basil to one part parmesan cheese, with enough olive oil to moisten it, a few pine nuts or raw sunflower seeds and salt and pepper to taste.

Basic pesto directions from my husband: combine 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, ¼ cup olive oil, and some optional pine nuts or sunflower seeds. Use a mortar and pestle to combine all of these ingredients, or put the ingredients in the blender for a few moments and there you are with delicious pesto to spread on crackers or a sour dough baguette, or to toss with spaghetti noodles.


kdwhorses said...

Sounds wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

meg said...

Oh, yum! My basil is just about ready for some pesto- I use unsalted cashews for an affordable substitute for pine nuts.
Congratulations on the publication of your first book- how exciting!

Melanie said...

Oooh... I LOVE a good pesto! This one looks yummy.

Have a great weekend!