Friday, June 15

DIY: Making Your Own Pesto

 My favorite fast-ish food restaurant is Noodles & Co, and one of my favorite dishes there is the Pesto Cavatappi. It's delish. well, after getting married i realized that i couldn't afford to get that meal as often as i would like, so, i made my own! {that recipe coming soon} but, the most intimidating part was the pesto. until, i actually made some. so much easier than i thought! basically you need these things:

olive oil
Parmesan cheese
pine nuts

add them together in a blender or food processor. and your done.

depending on your own flavor preferences, the amounts of each item will vary. you just want to make sure that there is the most basil. here's a rough idea of what i do for mine.
1/2 cup basil, 1/4 cup pine nuts and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 to 2 heaping tablespoon of garlic, salt and pepper to taste and 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
blend until the texture looks about right, if it looks too dry then add more olive oil. too wet... more basil. taste, and use in your next meal. {i like to freeze at least half of it}

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