April272012
theartoffood:

Fresh Pesto with Basil and Mint
Ingredients:
Large bunch fresh basil
Handful pine nuts or almonds
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
1 lemon
1 clove of garlic
Salt and pepper
A few mint leaves
To Make:
Wash and pick off the basil leaves. Roughly chop. 
Grate a handful of Parmesan cheese. 
Make the pesto by combining in either a food processor or a mortar and pestal, a large handful of basil, a handful of pine nuts or almonds, the juice of 1/2 lemon,  1 clove garlic, 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (depending on how moist the pesto gets), grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and a few mint leaves (optional). Mix everything together until it becomes a smooth paste. 
Enjoy on pasta, bread, or in sauces! 

theartoffood:

Fresh Pesto with Basil and Mint

Ingredients:

  • Large bunch fresh basil
  • Handful pine nuts or almonds
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • A few mint leaves

To Make:

  1. Wash and pick off the basil leaves. Roughly chop. 
  2. Grate a handful of Parmesan cheese. 
  3. Make the pesto by combining in either a food processor or a mortar and pestal, a large handful of basil, a handful of pine nuts or almonds, the juice of 1/2 lemon,  1 clove garlic, 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (depending on how moist the pesto gets), grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and a few mint leaves (optional). Mix everything together until it becomes a smooth paste. 
  4. Enjoy on pasta, bread, or in sauces! 
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