Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Basil Pesto for the fresh pasta

My pesto is 2 cups basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (homebrand fine)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Whiz all ingredients except oil. Drizzle until form thick paste.
Sometimes I add a tin of tomatoes for a change when it's going on pasta.

Pesto on pasta and about to be stirred through. Pasta was slightly over cooked and a bit soft. Memo to self!! Remember to cook for only 4 minutes!!


Bill said...

We tried this the other night - how yummy! Thanks so much. I always wanted to make pesto, but always balked at the price of the pine nuts. Now, with sunflower seeds and our own home-grown basil, it is so cheap! We had some of the pesto on an omelette tonight with grated cheese - divine! Cheers, Kath.

Secret Hippie said...

That's brilliant Kath! I'm glad you gave it a go! :o)