While I was at the organic farmer markets recently, I spied a bunch of basil for just two dollars. I have to admit right up front that Joe and I are not fans (generally) of pesto, but I decided to try to make my own. My idea was to bypass all the mass-produced nasties, and hopefully deliver something that is fresh and wholesome that would capture our attention. There is something about the process of home making food that wins the day. This is an example.
[ SERVES: 3 | TIME: 25 MIN | COST: <$3 ]
[ JOES’ RATING: 4.5 / 5 | MY RATING: 4.5 / 5 ]
- In a blender, combine the oil, garlic and juice and blend well.
- Add all other ingredients and shred finely using the pulse setting on your blender.
- Serve with crackers, over hot pasta or with steamed vegetables.
- This was SOOOOOO good. We both really loved it and were amazed how unlike the commercially produced crap this is. Quality fresh produce wins the day once again.
- If you do not have some quality Pecorino or Romano, use a freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.
- Diabetic Note: Small serve, Rhianna – that is one carb heavy meal there.
- Ethical Note: The cheese and basil were all locally produced and grown. YAY /
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