Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This does not look like it tastes good.
But it's delicious, I promise. If you like pesto, you must try.
2 densely packed cups of fresh basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup grated Pecorino
2/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste (though you don't need much salt at all!)
If you want to get technical you should throw in about 1/2 the oil with the first 3 ingredients, then add the rest of the oil and cheese after by hand. But I just throw it all in the food processor at once and it tastes just the same. And for the record, this is the ONLY recipe I know by heart.
It makes about a cup of pesto which I added to half of a large spaghetti squash, and then I chopped up 2 Roma tomatoes and threw those in because I love the combo of tomatoes with basil (hello Caprese salad!). I served it with garlic bread and over some chicken for Matt!