Basil is one of my favourite herbs, so pesto sauce sounded like a delicious meal for Meatless Monday. Now, it’s been years and years since I last had pesto, my mom used to buy it for us and we loved it, then one day, suddenly I hated it. Don’t know why, but I just did. So, the other day when I had a craving for pesto, I was a little confused. I thought I hated it? Well, I ended up giving in and making some pesto! It was marvelous. The perfect balance of flavours paired with fresh pasta (from the grocery store… I wish I could make my own!)
Hope that everyone has had a great, and meatless Monday! Sorry this post came so late in the day, I meant to post it this morning… but, sometimes, life just doesn’t go as planned!
Recipe by Lou
1 cup basil leaves
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
Layer all of the ingredients in a food processor, basil first, and on top of the basil (to weigh it down) the pine nuts, garlic clove, Parmesan and oil. Pulse until desired results.
After making this from scratch, and it being so easy, I don’t think that I’ll ever understand why people buy pesto sauce at their grocery store and don’t make it from scratch!