August 25, 2011

food i love: pesto

my favorite snack in the world is pesto with mozzarella & fresh (or sun-dried) tomatoes.

here is a simple pesto recipe :D

  • 1/4 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic (or two cloves)
puree in the food processor for 30 seconds.
  • 5 cups of basil (usually use 2.5 - so divide recipe by two)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • > 1 teaspoon of pepper
turn on food processor and pour in 1.5 cups of good olive oil. blend until smooth.
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese (fresh, can use 3/4 cup)
notes: can either add some mayo, spinach, or lemons. tastes a little on the grainy/creamy side. add more olive oil and less cheese. lemon zest, ftw!