Friday, September 19, 2014

Basil & Lemon Pesto

Fall is almost here but I decided to make some fresh pesto with the basil I had left in the yard.  I had to end up using part of mine and some from Trader Joe's because mine was almost all gone…. until next summer! I love this pesto because adding the lemon make it taste quite fresh. I have had pestos that have too much olive oil and it weighs everything down that you put with it.  
3 garlic cloves
2 cups of basil
1/2 cup of pine nuts 
1/2 grated parmesan
juice of 1 lemon
1/2- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste
Put all ingredients in your food processor and pulse until combined and the perfect pesto consistency.
I served mine over whole wheat pasta with grilled chicken on top and a little bit more freshly grated parm on top.  My kids ate this too but they preferred their grilled chicken on the side.


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