Ahhhh here we are again! Another Monday of meatless-ness ! If you so choose! For me….I may end up eating some chicken tonight!! Regardless I will share with you a recipe that is…..meatless! ( SMILE)
Pesto (love it!)
2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.
2 Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Serve with pasta or spread over toasted baguette slices. I also love to toast sourdough, spread cream cheese and pesto!! YUM! Enjoy!!
Yield: Makes 1 cup.