Are you growing any herbs this summer? You may have seen in my last post about my wine cork herb markers that my basil is starting to take off and I’m fired up to make pesto with it.
Basil pesto is so easy to make and can be used for lots of delicious recipes. We love to mix it with our Spaghetti with Onions, omitting the spinach and using the pesto instead, for a quick and fresh meal. My kids like it mixed with cheese tortellini. I also drizzle it over slices of buffalo mozzarella and summer tomatoes…so yum!
Do you use pesto and if so, for what?
Here is a basic recipe I make all the time that hope you will enjoy too.
- 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese