My husband and I just love our pesto. We will buy it at CostCo. every now and then; but nothing beats our favorite homemade recipe. You can substitute any nut in the recipe, we love almonds as well – but you can also use original pine nuts or pistachios.
What You Will Need:
basil leaves, 2 cups
spinach leaves, 6 cups
garlic cloves, 8-10 whole
walnuts, toasted, 1 heaping cup
parm cheese, 2/3 cup
lemon zest, 1 teaspoon
lemon juice, 1 lemon
olive oil, until pesto is smooth
salt & pepper, to taste
1. This recipe is really easy. Toast the nuts in a pan, usually until you can smell them.
Toss the nuts a few times to toast evenly.
2. Put everything in food processor.
3. Pour in olive oil while blending until smooth. This will…
…turn into this!
4. Put it on everything! Pasta, grilled cheese, vegetables…it’s great on just about anything.