Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pesto

























1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil



Blend the cilantro, basil, walnuts, Parmesan cheese,garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor until nearly smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Drizzle the remaining olive oil into the mixture while processing until smooth.


This is really good. It looks gross but it taste good.

3 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've never made pesto, but am really going to have to try it.

My Crazy Family said...

This is the first time I made it and everyone loved it.

My Crazy Family said...

I think I liked it better before I put the cheese in it though.