Issue #5 – recipe: Pesto

PestoThis Italian favorite has been used as a dip and a sauce for centuries. Let’s follow along and enjoy an easy and delicious basil sauce suitable for any holiday party spread!

Pesto Ingredients and Equipment:
20 fresh basil leaves
1 small clove of garlic (or 1/2 tsp
pre-chopped garlic)
1/4 cup pine nuts
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 T Kosher salt
1 Sliced Roma tomato
Mortar and pestle
Colander
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large spoon
Grater
Slicer or knife

Always wash your hands
before handling any food

Step 1 PestoStep 1:
Gently wash basil
and lay out to dry.

 

Step 2 PestoStep 2:
Add basil and pine nuts to mortar.

 

Step 3 PestoStep 3:
Roughly chop garlic or add
chopped garlic from a jar.

 

Step 4 PestoStep 4:
Grate fresh parmesan cheese.

 

Step 5 PestoStep 5:
Add garlic and salt to mortar.

 

Step 6 PestoStep 6:
Start grinding with pestle, pressing
and rotating. Keep pressing until all
ingredients are finely mixed together.

 

Step 7 PestoStep 7:
Add cheese to mortar and keep
grinding (About 15 minutes.)

 

Step 8 PestoStep 8:
Add olive oil and stir until creamy.
Drizzle over tomatoes or dip
chunks of fresh Italian bread!