Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fresh Basil Pesto

I planted a bunch of basil about 2 months ago in a planter box on our balcony and they've really taken off. Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to try and make some fresh Basil Pesto. A good friend came over and showed me how to make it. It's actually a piece of cake and only took about 3 minutes!
 This is all you need: lots of fresh basil leaves, some nuts, garlic and (not pictured) grated Parmesan cheese, a little salt, some olive oil and a little sugar as well as a blender.
 K-kun blending away and hey presto. It's done.
 This is about a third of what we made in one batch. Good for pasta, pizza, seasoning chicken, etc.

Below is a little pasta we cooked up for lunch. Just add salt and pepper for seasoning as you please. Simple and delicious with great aroma.

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