This family loves pesto. This is slightly shocking to me because they are not too big on fresh herbs. As we all know, pesto has lots of basil. In regards to fresh herbs in recipes, I am pretty used to putting way less than is called for. Especially Cilantro. While I love Cilantro, here is what the family says about Cilantro:
- tastes like soap
- tastes like garbage
- is disgusting
- tastes like multiple toilet analogies
But back to the pesto. My kids do like pesto. On pretty much anything.
Here is an easy pizza recipe. If you do not have time to make your own, just buy the store pesto, but really it’s easy!
Also, I like to use walnuts in my pesto. Cheaper than pine nuts and healthier! Here is the recipe I used.
Basil Walnut Pesto
- 2 cups gently packed fresh basil leaves
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Add walnuts and garlic to food processor and process until coarsely chopped.
- Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper and process until mixture resembles a paste, about 1 minute.
- With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube and process until blended.
- Add the Parmesan and process 40-60 seconds more.
Next grab a jar of these.
Spread some pesto and red peppers on your crust and cook according to package directions.