Basil pesto is one of those essentials for your meal kit.
While toasting your pine nuts increases your pesto’s flavor, it isn’t required. If you don’t like pine nuts, you can use plain, unsalted almonds as a substitution.
Pesto can be used on so many things – chicken, pasta, seafood, more pasta, bread, pasta again, salads, pasta salads… Needless to say, it’s one of those staples you should always have in the refrigerator. Make a quick weeknight meal even better with a couple of spoonful of pesto.
A man taking basil from a woman will love her always~Thomas More
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Easy Homemade Basil PestoPrint This
- In a skillet, toast pine nuts and 1 Tbsp olive oil on medium high heat. Stirring constantly until they are golden brown. About 3 minutes.
- Place basil and 1/8 cup olive oil in food processor. Pulse until blended completely. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Add parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and remaining olive oil. Blend until smooth.
Note: If you have extra, place in air tight container and refrigerate for about a week. Can also be frozen for up to 6 months.