Monday, October 22, 2012

Pecan + Basil Pesto

Simply a Bite| Pecan Basil and Parmesan Pesto
1/2 cup walnuts
3 tablespoons chopped garlic
5 cups packed basil leaves
1tsp salt
1tsp ground pepper
1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan
Time to assemble!
--You will need a food processor for this rather than a blender--in my case I have a processor add on that I put on top of the base of the blender.
--Add your chopped walnuts and garlic to the processor and blend for 15-20 seconds. Then add in your basil, salt and pepper. Slowly pour in olive oil while blending until it is fully pureed. Add your Parmesan and blend for 1 minute.
--The trick to keeping your pesto from browning is not allowing air contact. When storing use saran wrap and press it onto the surface of the pesto.
--The flavors are best after resting, plan on making it the night or morning before your meal.

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