Friday, December 10, 2010

Homemade Pesto Sauces

Pesto Sauce
Adapted from: Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
1/4th cup pine nuts
1/4th cup walnuts
6-9 cloves of garlic
1/2 – 1 tsp coarse sea salt
4 cups basil, washed and dried
1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
3/4th cup olive oil
3/4th cup pine nut oil (or olive oil, if you don’t have pine nut oil)
  1. In a food processor, grind the walnut, pinenuts and garlic to a paste. Add the salt.
  2. Add the basil leaves and maybe a tiny little bit of oil or water for it to come together.
  3. Add the parmesan cheese.
  4. Now through the feed tube, pour in the oils until evenly blended.
  5. Transfer to a jar and serve and use as you like!

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