Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed. - Nourishment Connection
high-quality extra-virgin olive oil
Parmesan, OR non-dairy cheese OR VEGAN OPTION: 1 tsp ume plum vinegar
red pepper flakes
zest of half of a lemon
fresh lemon juice
Toast pine nuts at 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
Put all ingredients except olive oil into a food processor and blend. Stop to scrape sides of bowl.
Make sure to scrape down any large chunks of basil.
Continue to blend the mixture and add olive oil with processor running in a slow steady stream through the top of the food processor.
Once olive oil is added and pesto is blended, adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
If you want a thinner, more sauce-like consistency, add 1/4 cup of olive oil to the recipe. Copyright Nourishment Connection 2011