Pesto is so quick and simple to make yet I must admit, I do buy the jars from the supermarket. They’re convenient but they don’t taste half as good as the real stuff :(
During the week, in the midst of a pasta craving, I decided to make some homemade pesto. Chocolate Queen and Daisy Moo helped out (not that it’s difficult to do, I just like having people to chat with while I’m in the kitchen lol), and we ended up with a quick fabulous meal.
We used a mortar and pestle but of course you could use a food processor :)
Getting it all together
Really easy stuff – basil leaves, olive oil, salt and pine nuts
Smashing it together
One thing I love about mortar and pestles is the smell you get when crush stuff up in them!
It’s ready for cheese!
I usually add some Parmesan, but I’ve seen recipes that ask for Pecorino as well.
The finished product!I usually only make enough for one sitting, but I imagine you could easily make it in bulk, and store it in a sterilised container with some olive oil on top :)