It’s like when you opted for the potted parsley or basil instead of the packaged herb—what do you do with the rest before winter bites?!
Make your own pesto! Sharable, munchable, delectable. A million times Yummm.
2 cups fresh Basil Leaves
½ cup fresh Parsley (flat- or curly-leaf)
1/3 cup Pine Nuts
½ cup grated Parmesan
½ cup Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Combine Basil, Parsley, and Pine Nuts in a blender or food processor and pulse a few times (for really chunky, rustic-style Pesto, grind with a pestle and mortar!).
- Add Parmesan, Olive Oil, minced Garlic Cloves, Salt and Pepper, and combine until smooth.
- Eat with toasted slices of baguette, crackers, or mixed with pasta.
Suggested song for the kitchen: “Il Mondo” by Jimmy Fontana