Just looking at those pictures makes me miss it so much…
Anywho, I have a behemoth of a basil plant out on the front porch so I thought it was about time to harvest some basil and whip up some pesto. And of course I had to blog the recipe since it was given to me from an Italian friend which therefore makes it authentic Italian as well as super tasty! So without further ado:
Authentic Italian Pesto
(the measurements I was given are in grams so if you have a kitchen scale I’d use that, otherwise I approximated how much it worked out to in US measurements)
30-40 basil leaves
30 g (~ 2/3c) Romano Cheese
30g (~1/2c) Parmesan Cheese
1 clove garlic
Pinch of salt
200ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
30g (~1/4c) pine nuts
Add basil, pine nuts, and garlic to a food processor and chop finely. Add cheeses and oil and pulse until well mixed.
You’ve just been let in on a fantastic secret people. Enjoy.
I’ll be back tomorrow with some DIY goodness, thanks for being patient with me!