This is one my summer favourite , pesto , I grow my own basil during spring / summer , and i found out how easy to make pesto , especially during summer months , where i can just go out and get some fresh basil and turned them into a yummy delicious pesto ! You can use pesto for a lot of thing , but my favourite is to use pesto in a sandwich , i heard about pesto for pasta too . But never tried it before .. So here is my pesto recipe , the only down thing is that pine nuts are so expensive , if you can find a place that sell them in bulk it might be cheaper than buying at the regular grocery store , if not , well i guess stick with store bought pesto , since the pine nuts for 1 small bag , which is only 1/2 cup , costs almost $5.00 , the same price with a store bought pesto . But of course home made tastes a lot better and no preservatives .Picture below is , sandwich that i made , pesto , provolone , roasted maple ham and tomatoes , on a foccacia bread . Wrap with foil , bake at 400 F for about 15 minutes , until the cheese melted .
Basil pesto recipe :
2 cups , packed fresh basil leaves
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup of pine nuts
2/3 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese , fresh
In a food processor , pulse the pine nuts and garlic and basil leaves , until smooth , add the olive oil as you pulse them , add salt and pepper to your preference . Once it’s done , pour in a bowl , and add the cheese , mix well .