The exact proportions of this recipe can be altered however you like. If you want more oil, add a little more; more parmesan, etc. You should alter this recipe to taste the way you like your pesto. When using this pesto as a pasta sauce, be sure to reserve some of the water from cooking the pasta. Pesto has a tendency to make pasta a little dry, and adding a little pasta water will keep your pesto sauce and pasta moist and fresh. Homemade pesto also freezes well for use later.
- Ready in: about 20 minutes
- Serves: 6
- Complexity: easy
- 1.5 cups fresh basil
- .25 cup pine nuts
- 2 gloves garlic
- .5 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- .5 cup olive oil
- 1 cup pasta water
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Mix pesto and pasta, adding reserved pasta water slowly until desired consistency is reached.