July 13, 2009

Making Pesto

The potager garden is just exploding with lushness right now (I'll show you some photos soon) so today I decided to clip some basil and make pesto. This is my first attempt, even though I've been growing basil for years. I used this recipe, a pretty basic one I think. Instead of using pine nuts, I used walnuts just because that's what I had on hand. I'm not sure why I've never done this before :: it was so easy and turned out really tasty. I plan to use it as:
:: a topping for baked salmon
:: spread on grilled garlic bread
:: as the base of a pasta salad
How do you serve your pesto?