August 16, 2013

Presto Pesto
Your life is not complete without homemade pesto. Pesto can be used for almost everything. Pesto on your favorite slice of pizza, bread for dipping or make it into a simple yet elegant vinaigrette.
                                                                                                                 Presto PESTO!
                                                                                                    Pesto on Pizza!
Pesto on a baguette with a drizzle of aged balsamic 
1 full bunch of fresh organic basil
1/2 of a bunch of fresh organic parsley 
3-4 cloves of garlic
about a dozen sun dried tomato halves 
pinch of salt and pepper
Couple rounds of the food processor with olive oil (probably 5 ish tablespoons depending on the desired consistency)
Optional: 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan (I omitted the cheese because I was making this batch vegan friendly). Another option is adding 1/4 cup of walnuts or almonds or pine nuts to give the pesto more texture (however, beware of nut allergies) 
Put all ingredients into the food processor and blend. Be aware of added olive oil to make the consistency you prefer. YUM Yum and yum.

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