How to Make Flavorful Basil Pesto (How Can Something So Simple Taste So Good?) by Donna John
4 years ago
Basil pesto is not only packed with flavor, it’s also super easy and quick to throw together!
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 2/3 cups olive oil
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
Here's how you make it:
- Put the basil, garlic and pine nuts in a blender. Pulse until chopped.
- With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Add basil pesto to your favorite pasta, use it to saute chicken breast or just spread it on toasted bread. So good!