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 how you like your pesto.
- Serves: 6
- Complexity: easy
- 1 1/2 cups fresh basil
- 1/4-cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2-cup olive oil
- 1 cup pasta water
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
2. Mix pesto and pasta adding reserved pasta water slowly until desired consistency is reached
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, adding a little pasta water will keep your pesto sauce and pasta moist and fresh. Homemade pesto also freezes well for use later.