Pesto

pesto

Made some yummy pesto yesterday with basil from the garden. Do you have a favorite pesto recipe? I tried one that it is pretty classic and the same from multiple sources. Pesto is so fresh and summery, don't you think?

(photo by me)

18 comments:

Plus Size Bride said...

I've got basil growing like crazy in my garden so I made some without the cheese (too lazy to drive to the store for some) and we've been using it for everything! Marinade, spread on bread instead of mayo, in veggies. I'm hoping to make pasta tonight to use the rest of it up!

Sarah said...

When I went to make pesto I asked my stepmom for her recipe. She grew up in Italy and immigrated to the US about 20 years ago. Anyway, the recipe you posted is just about what she suggested except it's missing the key secret ingredient. Anchovies. They kinda gross me out, but let me tell you, they make all the difference! Just add until you can taste them and then you'll have the best pesto!

Alexandria Lorenzana said...

I definitely agree about the anchovies - they do make a world of difference. I've actually been on a pesto kick for the past 2 weeks so I've been using it on pasta, sandwiches, wraps, you name it.

mamacita said...

That's a great picture -- where did you find it? Or is it yours?

If Jane said...

i love pesto...and i have no idea why i have never made some...now i think i just might...;))

Mandi said...

I love making pesto for a grilled portobello wrap. But to avoid the dairy, I leave out the cheese and add some yeast. Beautiful pictures with this post!

Megan said...

I love making homemade pesto-it's so much more fresh and flavorful than what you can buy at the store. We make a huge batch, these freeze it in an ice cube tray so we can keep using it all throughout the summer!

Rachel said...

Yes, I took the photo. I didn't include the photo of the pesto after it was made because eh... it didn't really photograph very well.

mamacita said...

You should make a blurb book of your recipes with photos like that of the ingredients.

Vanessa said...

Pesto is the greatest, most indispensable, most versatile thing you can make! Love the picture, too. And fresh is sooo much better than buying ready made.

fresh365 said...

Yum! My favorite is a basil pesto with sun-dried toamtoes.

Rachell Taylor said...

I've never had it, but I have heard Parsley and Walnut pesto is amazing and light. You could certainly use it as a base and play with it.

kc said...

Perfect timing on the Pesto Recipe! I have two Pesto plants in the patio garden that I need to very soon be prepared to take action with. Thanks!!!!!

Anonymous said...

try Cilantro- that's pretty yummy.

RhiannonM said...

I have heard that exhanging the pinenuts for walnuts is delicious, but I have only made pesto once, before I heard this, so I have not tried it again. I should though. Looks delicious.

Jess said...

Mmmm...delish. Pesto makes everything better.


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Priscila said...

I use pine nuts and walnuts in my pesto! They are great together!

Katrina Alana said...

We made pizza and fettucine with this your pesto recipe. At first, I was scared to try it since the engridients were so simple. I couldn't believe that it would taste great but it did. Thanks for sharing!

http://www.katrinaalana.com/blog/2012/06/pesto/

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