Pesto is a very herbaceous spread which can be used in many ways. I remember first seeing a recipe in a kids cooking book about pesto. Thought to myself, must be simple enough to be included in a kids cooking book.Pesto needs only 3 ingredients – fresh parsley, pine nuts and garlic. Some lemon juice and jalapeno complete the pesto. I sometimes try to enhance pesto by adding toasted walnuts along with pine nuts. Pesto also stays good in the fridge for several weeks. It can also be frozen for several months.
Course: Condiments and Sauces
Servings: 18 oz Jar
2cupsCurly leaf Parsleypacked
10piecesWalnuts (optional) toasted
Toast the pinenuts and walnuts and keep aside
In a blender, add the parsley, toasted nuts, garlic, jalapeno and blend to a smooth paste with 1-2 tbsps of water
Add the lemon juice and salt to taste and mix very well