A couple of years ago a friend told me that home made pesto was really easy to make, although it took me until today to finally give it a try…she was right!
You need to have a liquidiser or a hand blender (I used a hand blender). Throw in:
– a big handful of basil
– a small garlic clove (I used a big one, and it was a overpowering)
– the juice of half a lemon
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– salt & pepper
Blend until smooth.
Ta-da! (or should I say hey-pesto?) Your pesto is ready for you to use as you wish…
…you could cook a piece of fish with a pesto herb crust
…you could use it to make a toasted cheese and tomato sandwich a little posh
…you could serve it with pasta
I served mine with courgette ribbon pasta, a dash of cream and chopped up a little both fresh and sun dried tomatoes.