Sunday, July 27, 2008

Basil Pesto

Tonight I went over to my friends Shawn & Bonnie's house for dinner. They along with their neighbor Ryan have a huge garden this year. Well in the garden they have a TON of fresh basil. I went out & picked a bunch tonight & came home to make basil pesto. I like this spread on crackers & tossed in warm pasta, which I will probably do for dinner tomorrow.

2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
2 tbs. toasted pine nuts
2 tbs. freshly grated parm (I cheated tonight & used the shaker grated)
1 tbs. sun dried tomatoes
1/4 tsp. minced garlic (I just threw in a large clove)
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
couple shakes of rosemary (I prefer fresh but had to go with dried)
1/4 cup plus 1 tbs, EVOO

Mix everything in a food processor except the EVOO. Once blended drizzle EVOO. You can add more salt/pepper to taste. Enjoy!!


Jamie said...

Looks delicious!

Laura said...

i LOVE pesto!! It's so good, esp drizzled over fresh mozz and tomato - my favorite summer dinner!!

I hope you post again soon! I've enjoyed your recipes!!