One of the things I always have in my kitchen is a big jar of home made pesto. Pesto to me is like that extra bliss flavor on my tongue. It doesn’t matter if you’re preparing lasagna, shrimps, a grilled cheese sandwich or pasta, pesto is that cherry on the pie on my favorite chicken, cheese and fish recipes . Now although many manufacturers are offering quiet a collection of different flavor pestos, I couldn’t find the one with the ‘WOW!!!’ factor so I decided to just create my own Perfect Pesto recipe.
Now go ahead, feel free to use the recipe because as I have learned, all good things in life must be shared.This easy, beautiful pesto recipe is absolutely bursting with fresh herby flavour.
2 cups basil leaves, fresh
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
pinch of sea salt and black pepper
Directions: Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth. Pesto should be thick, not runny. Use on sandwiches, wraps, or on this pesto baked chicken recipe.
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.
This brilliant idea I bumped into on the net on the Faithful Provisions website is one to take, Use ice cube makers to freeze small portions of your home made pesto. Freeze them, store them in small containers or plastic bags and leave them in the freezer until you need them for another recipe. #SmartThinking