Posted in Books, Food, Recipes, Tea, tagged basil, cheese, EVOO, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, farm stand, food processor, freeze, freezer, garden, garlic, italian, labor, Olive Oil, Parmesan, Parmesan Cheese, pepper, Pesto, pine nuts, preservation, recipe, Recipes, salt, The Classic Zucchini Cookbook, zucchini on August 2, 2010 |
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I found this recipe in The Classic Zucchini Cookbook.
I highly recommend this cookbook, especially if you have zucchini growing in your garden.
It had a recipe for a Zesto Pasta Salad and it had a separate pesto recipe.
Making pasta every summer is my favorite food preservation task. There’s no boiling water to fuss with, no steaming hot stove to worry about. The food processor takes the labor out of making pesto. If you have a garden, or if you can buy basil in quantity from a farm stand, it’s worth setting aside some time to make pesto in quantity for the freezer.
1-1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
2 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoon pine nuts
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly round black pepper
1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly pour in the oil and continue to process until a paste forms. Add the Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste; pulse to combine.
2. Let the pesto stand for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to develop. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Note: To preserve the light green color of the pesto once you have transferred it to a storage container, cover the pesto with a film of olive oil to seal out the air.
Makes about 2/3 cup.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
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Garlic Pork Roast with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy
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