Pesto – Homemade
Pesto makes pasta dishes special and takes soups from good to great. My friends, Jim and Sheila grow basil – the most important ingredient in pesto – in their garden and gave me the following recipe for “Blender Pesto” which is the most delicious pesto I’ve ever tasted:
- Put the basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, and salt in the blender and mix, stopping to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.
- Blend the pesto with pasta and serve or add 1/4 cup of the pesto to a large pot of homemade vegetable soup. Cover and place the remainder in the refrigerator for use later in the week.