Basil Pesto

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1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup pine nuts
3 tablespoon chopped garlic, 9 cloves
5 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cup good olive oil
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1. Place the walnuts, pignolis, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 30 seconds. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute. Serve, or store the pesto in the refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top.

Yield: 4 cups
Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, Parties!, 2000
Meal   SnackDish   Appetizer
Main Ingredient   Vegetables

Booth - O'Donnell

Member since Jan 2010

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