Fresh basil, cheese, olive oil, and garlic, those ingredients just scream yummy. Pesto is such an easy thing to make, and the freshness of it just can not be beat. As an added bonus, your house will smell so good!
A little pesto goes a long way on pasta, and the leftovers can easily be frozen for another time.
4 oz. of fresh basil
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp. minced garlic
pepper to taste
You need quite a bit of basil, so make sure to buy, or pick, enough. I only use the leaves and not the stems.
Since I was using a mini chopper to combine all of the ingredients, I had to make the pesto in batches. I would combine about 1/4 of the ingredients, and then add more.
Be sure to pulse the chopper long enough so there are no large pieces of basil.
Doesn’t that just look so good?
After I mixed it with some pasta, I grated a little more parmesan on the top. You can never have enough cheese 🙂