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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ligurian Pesto



Hi Everyone!
Let me say right out of the gate, no I'm not trying to make this a "cooking blog". I know that the majority of you who come here do so because you are a fellow makeup/fashion lover.

The reason for this post is that whenever I make pesto, I'll get asked how to do it. I figured, doing a post where I can just share the link is easier than writing it out repeatedly.

Pesto is amazing and its amazingly simple to make. You don't need your oven or your stove. You'll likely want to use a food processor or blender, yet even those things are not necessary.

Ligurian pesto originated in Liguria, Italy. It was prepared with a mortar and pastel...hence the name.
You might think that you do not like pesto. My husband used to think that. He'd only had store bought pesto. While you can buy a decent okay jarred marinara sauce, the same cannot be said for pesto. Trust me, I've tried. Thankfully, due to the ease of preparing it, you don't have any reason to buy it.

Let's start with your ingredients:

  • 2 Bunches of Fresh Basil
  • 1/3 C freshly Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
  • 1/3 C Freshly Grated Pecorino Cheese
  • 1/4 C Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, coarsely chopped 

Directions:
In a food processor, pulse basil and garlic. Add in both cheeses, pulse more. Add in pine nuts and continue to pulse. Lastly, add in the olive oil.  Process until you have a thick, smooth green (heavenly) paste.

Toss it right onto hot pasta, or put into jars and refrigerate. You guys, this is SO good and it really is THAT simple!

If you are making this for someone else , or a party... check if your guest has any food allergies. If someone is allergic to pine nuts, walnuts can be used in their place.








Grown in our yard, by my awesome hubby.














When it looks like this, you have it exactly how you want it.


















And this is how you make everyone's day, give them a jar of this perfection!!!













XO
~SheShe

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