The other night I had some basil to use up so I googled basil and ran with it. This is what I got. I'm really shocked that I don't use pesto more. It is so incredibly yummy and so elegant that I guess I'm intimidated. Something that delicious has got to take a lot of time and effort....wrongo! I can't believe how incredibly easy this is. More and more I find that the most delicious foods can be described as "simple elegance." They are easy with not a lot of ingredients and require very little effort. No more $6 pesto from the store!
1 handful basil
soaked nuts (most people use pine nuts but Matthew is allergic so I use soaked almonds unless I want to watch him scratch his tongue all night)
1 clove of garlic
In a blender begin to blend everything except the EVOO. Once everything is pureed slowly add in the EVOO till it's a creamy sauce.
I find that pesto goes great on EVERYTHING!