So, here’s me. Little miss ambitious, yet, new to the world of cooking-by-scratch, making my own pesto sauce. I’d just like to thank Jordan for pretending it was decent as a pasta sauce, then later adapting it’s purpose to be a sandwich spread.
The story goes:
Mia decides she can make pesto all by herself (because I’m a taurus and we’re stubborn like that) but cheats a bit and looks at some of the things you normally put in a pesto sauce.
Jordan and I run down to the market and pick up what wasn’t already conveniently waiting for use in his cupboard.
Deciding against all measurement recommendations, Mia throws a bunch of ingredients into the food processor.
Prep: 5 Minutes
Makes: 2 Servings
2/3 cup Pine Nuts
2 cups of Basil (wish we had been able to grab fresh stuff!)
A dash (or eight?) of lemon
A dash of Sea Salt and a dash of Pepper
2 medium-sized Garlic cloves
Red Pepper flakes for kick
Grated Parmesan cheese
Jordan’s excellent photography does this dish more justice than it deserves, but I’ll give myself the opportunity to try a true pesto sauce once more.
Ok ok, it wasn’t that bad, it just didn’t taste much like a sauce for pasta.