A little less than 2 weeks ago I posted a very simple but fail proof Homemade Pizza Recipe, and I suggested using as the base of one of the pizzas, some pesto sauce.
Today I bring you the easiest and tastiest pesto sauce recipe. And after you give this one a go you will never want to buy the industrial pesto sauce again, one because of the flavour, and two because it is a lot cheaper to make it yourself.
2 cups fresh basil leaves
3 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmiggiano reggiano
Salt and pepper
In a food processor or blender, add all ingredients except the olive oil and cheese.
Grind everything and then slowly add some olive oil and blend, add some more and blend, until everything is well combined. This should take you not much more than 2 minutes.
In a container put your basil mix from the blender and add the cheese. Mix it in well.
* If you are not going to use it right away, store it in a plastic container with a lid or a glass jar with a lid.
I hope you like this recipe and enjoy some pesto creations with it.
Leave me a comment letting me know if you like pesto, or if you would try making it and if you have any recipe ideas with it?