Wednesday, June 8, 2011

basil pesto

with the help of my friend olive i have clarified my mission as a cook: to nourish, support, heal and inspire through food, and to empower people to try cooking by offering recipes.

making your own pesto (or hummus or salad dressing) is much easier than you might think.

you can do it! happy summer.

basil pesto

equipment: standard blender

2 oz. fresh basil leaves (about 2 c. lightly packed)
6 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. raw or lightly toasted pine nuts
1 large clove raw garlic
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt

1. combine all in the blender jar.

2. pulse blender on and off until everything is incorporated; then puree until smooth.

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