Also, In Mexico, I picked up a bottle of the most amazing olive oil ever. We tasted it at a winery that we visited during our day in Ensenada . . . just by itself on bread it was amazing, so much so that everyone I was with bought bottles of oil to bring home instead of bottles of wine! I wanted to try it out immediately, of course, so I tossed together a quick batch of pesto. Even mixed with garlic and basil, the olive oil tasted especially good.
1 big handful basil, cleaned
2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and w/ the hard bits cut off
handful of parmesan cheese
handful of pine nuts
a few tablespoons of olive oil
kosher salt to taste
In a food processor (I use a mini one), crush garlic. Then basil. Then pine nuts and parmesan. Stream in olive oil while blending then salt to taste. You can add a teensy bit of lemon juice to brighten up the flavor, if desired.
Pretty darn easy, isn't it? Hardly qualifies as a recipe even! And aside from the pine nuts, its all pretty much stuff you'd have on hand anyhow. Seems silly to think of buying pesto in jars now, doesn't it?
Listening: Radish- "Little Pink Stars"