Pesto

2
mary Armstrong

By
@emit1961

When I first used this recipe in the early 1990's it was used as a sauce for fettuccine, which makes a delicious entree, served with a green salad and a warm crusty bread to sop up this wonderful pesto!

Now adays they use pesto on pizza, as a dip or a spread.

This recipe is from Susie!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes about 1 cup
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 c
    toasted walnuts, cooled
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 c
    extra-virgin olive oil (or more)
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmesean cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    romano cheese, freshly grated (optional)

How to Make Pesto

Step-by-Step

  1. To toast nuts: bake on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully so they don't burn.

    COOL.
  2. In a blender or food processor, pulse the basil, nuts, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper until finely chopped. With the blender running, gradually add enough oil to form a smooth and thick consistency.
  3. Transfer the pesto to a bowl and stir in the cheese. Season the pesto with more salt and pepper to taste, if needed. The pesto can be made two days ahead.

    Cover and refrigerate.

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