Pesto pasta is my go to recipe for something quick and fresh, especially during the summer when I have a beautiful basil plant growing outside on my patio. I make different versions of pesto pasta depending on what I have in my fridge. But this is the easiest basic pesto sauce, and then sometimes I would add sweet peas, spinach or other greens to have more veggies. Trust me this is a great way to hide the greens! Your kids won’t be able to tell the difference. Rastacook surely can’t hehe…
Adding nuts gives the sauce a great nutty flavor, you can use walnuts if you prefere but here I have pine nuts because I am allergic to walnuts.
- basil leaves - 2 generous handfuls
- garlic - 3 cloves
- pine nuts or other nuts - 1 TBSP
- extra virgin olive oil - 1/4 cup
- Parmesan cheese - 1-2 TBSP
Place all ingredients except olive oil in a blender. With the blender on, stream in the olive oil. Puree till smooth and desired consistency, adding more olive oil if needed.