Monday, August 4, 2014

#83: Make Pesto

Homemade pesto thanks to Farmville. I broke out the Moosewood Cookbook and found a recipe in there that I altered a bit to fit what I had. Be warned, this is super garlicy!

What you need:
3 cups packed basil
1/2 cup walnuts (recipe calls for pine nuts)
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
a squeeze of lemon
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

What you do:
1. In a food processor, chop the basil and garlic.
2. Add in the walnuts and while the machine is going, add in the olive oil.
3. Gradually add in the cheese and continue to blend.
4. Stir in salt, pepper and lemon and store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

This makes a decent size batch, so you might consider cutting the recipe in half.

So far, we have used it on pasta, chicken and to make flatbread pizzas on pita....and we still have enough to feed a small army!

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