What is pesto? I'd a wonderful tasty sauce of basil, cheese, nuts and olive oil! According to Wikipedia (because you should believe everything they say! Note my sarcasm) pesto originated in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy.
- 32 basil leaves
- 1/2 cup pinenuts (you can also use walnuts)
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- A couple of fresh sprigs of parsley (if you have on hand, don't buy just for this)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 3/4 to 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Leftovers? Pesto can easily be frozen and thawed for a future use. You can make single servings of pesto in an ice cube tray. Freeze pesto in each tray and when frozen, place single servings in ziplock bags in the freezer. One pesto ice cube is the perfect amount for one person.