Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Fresh Pesto is a really versatile sauce that goes well with any grilled meat, pasta, seafood, salad, or sandwiches. This recipe has a hint of spiciness from the green chilies. Love it!
2 Bags (About 210g) of Fresh Basil, rinsed and dry
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
¼ Cup Toasted Pine Nuts
2 Serrano Chilies, seeded and chopped
Zest of 1 Lemon
¾ Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Juice of ½ a Lemon
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3 to 4 Tbsp Grated Parmesan
Combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, chili, and lemon zest in a food processor. Pulse and chop until all the ingredients are roughly blended. Slowly add in the olive oil and continue to pulse and chop. Transfer to a large bowl and add the lemon juice, stir, and add the Parmesan. Check for seasoning.