Delicious homemade pesto

Whether you’re currently enrolled in cooking school online, are already a seasoned veteran of the culinary arts or just enjoy the simple pleasure of creating food, you understand that simplicity and brilliant taste doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, some of the most tasty meals that you can create are among the easiest to prepare. If you’ve been looking for another recipe to add to your culinary arsenal, then try this delicious pesto recipe, you’ll only need to budget roughly 20 minutes of your time.Broccoli and Spinach Baby Food Puree

Ingredients: 
-1 pinch of salt
-1 pinch of ground pepper
-1/2 cup of freshly grated cheese, parmesan or Romano
-2 cups of freshly harvested basil leaves (can be store bought as long as they are fresh)
-3 cloves of garlic
-1/2 cup of olive oil, extra virgin
-1/6 cup of pine nuts
-1/6 cup of chopped walnuts

Appliances:
– Food processor

Instructions:

1) Mince or finely chop three cloves of garlic into evenly-sized, small pieces that the food processor can easily blend.

2)Take the chopped walnuts and pine nuts and place them in the container of your food processor along with the basil leaves.

3) Pulse the food processor several times to blend the nuts and the basil together evenly. Each pulse should take roughly five seconds and you should be left with a viscous paste.

4) Add the parmesan or Romano cheese to the mix. For a more contrasted flavor, you may want to add equal parts of both cheeses.

5) Pulse the food processor in short bursts again so as to evenly blend the cheese into the existing mixture of basil and nuts. It should maintain an even consistency once this is done.

6) In order to maximize the yield of your recipe, use a spatula or wooden spoon to scrape the excess pesto from around the edges of the processor’s container into the center.

7) Now, run the food processor on a low speed and begin gradually pouring the olive oil in. To minimize oil separation and ensure consistency, this process should be completed slowly over a period of roughly one minute.

8) Scrape the remaining pesto from the sides of the container and you’re ready to serve!

Notes:
This dish will need to be refrigerated in a sealed container if not used entirely in its first serving. The salt and pepper are optional ingredients and can be added to taste as seen fit by the chef. They may aid in reducing oil separation, as well. Try serving this pesto alongside your favorite type of spaghetti, on a bed of vegetables or with French bread as a dip. This specific recipe should make one cup of pesto, which will be adequate to serve one to three diners. If you are anticipating having to serve more people, you will want to adjust the proportions of each respective ingredient appropriately. Lastly, note that this recipe can be done with a variety of different nuts and cheeses, it’s just important that you hold true to these original proportions so that the consistency remains normal.

(Recipe from www.simplyrecipes.com)

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