BASIL PESTO MADE WITH A FOOD PROCESSOR
Nowadays many go the easy way with a
modern food processor or a blender. More practical and even used among
authentic purists pesto lovers.
pulses and you have: "Pesto!".
As you might had seen over my other Italian recipes, I don’t use much cooking tools even though my wife has a food processor that sometimes I do use.
I made a superb arugula pesto appetizer with a food processor in just a few minutes, and other recipes as well, especially when I'm in hurry as most of us are today.
So, go for a blender or a food processor when making pesto, I wont say absolutly nothing. But, but when it comes to basil, then make a better choice and buy it fresh if you don't have a vegetable garden and planted your own basil.
one pot of basil leaves for 2 servings of pesto
With a whole pot of fresh basil like the one above you can have many
leaves to make enough basil pesto for about 2 servings, that's an
excellent main course. It's traditionally served with trofie, but
spaghetti or alternatively even homemade orecchiette or homemade gnocchi go either well.