Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Seduced by Basil

Pesto wasn't my plan for dinner, but when I stopped at the produce store on the way home to pick up some tomatoes and a bunch of fresh basil, the aroma was so wonderful, it demanded to become the main ingredient tonight.


Pesto Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup packed, coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled

DIRECTIONS

In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Makes 4 servings.

Toss with cooked pasta–I've become a fan of Barilla Plus angel hair pasta–and save the rest for something yummy later in the week.

6 comments:

Candace said...

That looks and sounds so delicious. My husband and I love basil, and we also love Barilla pasta. I have copied it and will try it soon. I also sent it to my son who is trying to be a vegetarian.

Paula said...

Yum! I will have to print this recipe out and try it!!! Sounds so good. Thanks Sophie!

Zegi said...

Mmm...it looks wonderful! I can almost smell it.

Rachel said...

That looks yummy. Glad to see you are out and about having fun. How are you feeling?

Linda said...

You could try growing basil on your patio.....does well in a pot.

Paula said...

Sophie, just had to let you know I DID try your recipe!! Yum, yum! Everyone in my family, from 11-72 loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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