Monday, July 12, 2010

Fresh Basil Pesto

My son, Joe.
My son Joe is an advocate for going green. In fact, from the time he was an infant, his favorite foods were green - green beans, spinach, peas..... anything green. As a little boy, he would even ask for lime green lollipops. Of course, his favorite pasta sauce is..... yes, you guessed it..... Fresh Basil Pesto.

Since my husband, Marty, loves to grow vegetables, there is never a shortage of fresh basil in the yard. This simple recipe is really delicious over pasta. You can even add some sun-dried tomatoes for a splash of color.

Fresh Basil Pesto

2 garlic cloves
3 tbs pine nuts (toasted)
2 cups of fresh basil (rinsed and patted dry)
1/2 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Use chopper, blender or food processor to chop, garlic, pine nuts and basil. In a bowl, combine basil mixture, cheese and olive oil. Voila!!! Pesto Sauce.

Note: Store mixture in the refrigerator for up to a week and enjoy on pasta, chicken or fish.

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