Thursday, April 08, 2010


I can't take the credit for making this recipe up, as I found it on a blog a couple years ago. It is delicious, but I'll warn you that the house and your breath with smell like garlic for several hours after eating. ;)
3 c. fresh basil leaves
3 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 t. salt
pepper to taste
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. lightly toasted pinenuts
1/2 c. freshly grated cheese (Parmesan or Romano)

Put basil, garlic, salt, pepper, oil, and nuts in blender and chop. Add cheese and combine gently. This makes enough for about 1 lb pasta of your choice. Can also be served with pasta and sauteed chicken.


Leah Christine Imagery said...

Okay sister, I'm just gonna say, the color of that makes my stomach churn.. :-P

Ahem. *runs out of the room*

Sarah Jane said...

Oh yummy! This sounds delicious. I have never made pesto before but now I *need* to try it! We all love garlic here. :) Though I must admit, the smell DOES linger in the house for nearly a day after I make something with it!

Cheri said...

Leah, it's the basil that gives it that bright green color. =)

Sarah, if you like garlic and basil, I think I could safely say that I think you'd really like this! =) It's a nice variation from spaghetti sauce.