Tuesday, April 24, 2012
1 bunch parsley tops only
1 garlic clove
1/4 -1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan
1 handful pinenuts
salt & pepper to taste
1 pound of pasta (Think about which type will hold the sauce such as flat noodles or noodles with crevices)
Throw in the processor and process until smooth starting with 1/4 cup oil. If you want it smoother add more oil.
Mix in with a pound of very hot pasta straight from the boiling water and a bit of the pasta water and toss to combine.If it is not saucy enough add more pasta water and toss.
Notes: You can use pesto on other things other than pasta here are a few a have tried: potato salad dressing, cold pasta salad dressing, pizza topping, and a spread for bruschetta. I have not tried these but have thought about using pesto on: couscous, risotto, and rice.