Sunday, June 26, 2011


This, like the others, is simple, fresh and quick.  Use your food processor and mix it all together.

start fresh

everything goes into the food processor

TIP:  Buy pine nuts in bulk, the difference in price is amazing.  A small jar is equivalent to $60 to $62 per pound.  Buying in bulk costs in the low $20s.  It pays to purchase in bulk.


2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup cold water
1 - 2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper


Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

I turned this into another pizza (yes my favorite fast meal) but this is great served with pasta.

Next pesto to experiment with will be LEMON PESTO using lemon balm.  Can't wait!

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