Pesto is on my list of MUST HAVES to be lurking around in the bottom of the fridge, waiting for it’s opportunity to add some pizazz. Its a whiz to make (literally), with a handful of ingredients that you should have in the pantry any old day of the week. That sad looking bunch of basil you’re not quite sure what to do with, turn it into pesto and slather it on anything that tickles your fancy.
1/3 c lightly toasted pine nuts
1/3 c Parmesan
1 bunch basil
1/4 – 1/2 c olive oil depending on how thin or thick you like your pesto
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
juice 1/2 lemon
Put everything, except olive oil, into a mini chop, food processor, blender or whatever kitchen gadget graces your domain and whiz. Add in olive oil to your desired consistency. Store in airtight container.
good on pizza, pasta, grilled cheese, dollop on meat, chicken, grilled veges… you name it, put pesto on it!