Presto Pesto!

“Pesto is the quiche of the 80’s.”-Nora Ephron

My girlfriend gave us a bunch of beautiful organic basil this weekend. I didn’t want it to go bad so I decided it was pesto party time! Here is a quickie for your weeknight.


The lineup: basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper.

A little chop of basil, garlic and pine nuts.

Add some oil and chop some more!

Cheese makes it a party!

Presto! Pesto!

I used mine to top off a bed of spinach, chicken breast and sautéed fennel. Delish!

Presto Pesto!
Serves: 6-8
Cook time: 10 min

2 1/2 cups of fresh basil
1/4 cup pine nuts (toasted)
3 cloves of fresh garlic
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor combine basil, garlic and pine nuts. Slowly add oil as the processor is going. Remove and stir in cheese. Season to taste.


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