and then she snapped: five minute pesto

five minute pesto

Seriously. Got five minutes? Then make pesto. And it is DELICIOUS. And easy. And did I mention five minutes?

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You'll need:
  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves. (I used one basil "plant" from Trader Joes)
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (or "farm" as Charlie calls it)

Put all above ingredients in the bowl of your food processor. (Oh yeah, you need a food processor). Process until them mixture resembles a thick paste. Then, with machine running, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup olive oil in a slow steady stream. Season with salt and black pepper.

That's it.

We ate ours tossed with farfalle pasta and grilled chicken. But you can eat yours however you want.

9 comments:

  1. Now that's my type of cooking/fussing - thanks!

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  2. Mmmm, sounds yummy! I just love pesto! It's funny too, 'cause I just got a recipe from my mom for pesto salmon that she's made before and it's so delicious! I need to make it for the hubby now :o)

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  3. Hmmm, I have no food processor...but I do have a magic bullet. Maybe I can make this using smaller portions. Very nifty pic btw!

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  4. Always a perfect match with a grilled chicken!

    Yummy indeed!

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  5. Is there anything one can't eat with pesto? Okay, maybe ice cream...

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  6. I make this exact recipe all the time. We love homemade pesto pizza.

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  7. That sounds so do-able! Love it, thanks.

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  8. Totally cracking up.

    Because I made this two nights ago.

    And lemme tell ya... the gluten-free pasta DOES NOT HOLD UP.

    And the pesto? With the exact same ingredients you just described? Awesome as long as you don't let your first-grader dump the entire package of pine nuts into the processor, and process the heck out of it for seven minutes until it is a pretty gummy pasty mess.

    Sorry.

    The chicken somewhat redeemed it - until my poor kiddo asked where chicken comes from.

    ARGH.

    So your post made me giggle :)

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