Sep 14, 2015

Basil Pesto

After finishing recipes from Indian States we entered in to the third week with the theme of condiments. For this theme we are going to explore the condiments across the countries. Since we are exploring this recipes across the countries my first choice is one of my favorite cuisine Italian. there are many options for condiments in Italian cuisine. Like pesto's, dressings, preserved fruits and pickled vegetables. My today choice is a Pesto, In Italian cuisine they have a large verity of pesto's with fresh herbs and vegetables. This one with Basil is a classic recipe from Italian cuisine. This recipe I have adopted from Jamie Oliver site, I just adjusted the ingredients according to my need...
 photo bp.jpg So lets check the classic pesto recipe
Recipe adopted from Jamie Oliver
INGREDIENTS:----
Basil leaves   ---  1 cup
Garlic clove  ---  1 clove
Pine nuts ---  25 gms
Extra virgin olive oil  ---  1 and half tab sp
Parmesan cheese  ---  20 g grated
Salt   to taste
Freshly ground black pepper -- about  1/4 tea sp
METHOD:---
1. Lightly dry roast pine nuts in a pan and add garlic clove and basil leaves and grind in to a coarse paste.
2. Now add all other ingredients and ground till smooth.
Stir in some cooked pasta and serve or stir in some cooked baby potatoes and enjoy or you can just serve with a slice of bread as a spread.





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16 comments:

Kalyani said...

looks like Pesto is the star of the day , along with Hummus :-)) well done !

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so flavorful!! yumm

Sapana Behl said...

I like the aroma of basil leaves.Such refreshing pesto.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i can lick up some on its own...beautiful jar

Usha said...

Pesto is so versatile and can be used for lot of stuffs, as a dip, spread for sandwiches and also enhance pasta. Nice condiment to have in the fridge

Harini-Jaya R said...

Good choice, Padma. Looks very good.

Sandhiya said...

Looks delicious .One of the famous condiment in this series.Well made.

Priya Suresh said...

Pesto is my weakness that too basil pesto is my all time favourite.

Srivalli said...

Looks like we ended up doing the same one Padma, nice sauce and pictures too!

Preeti Garg said...

Love the color and nice texture.

Srividhya said...

Great green sauce for pasta.. yum

vaishali sabnani said...

I love pesto , specially a pesto pizza ! Very well made !

Pavani N said...

Your pesto sauce looks awesome Padma. Your click is really nice.

Suma Gandlur said...

That is one flavorful sauce.

Archana Potdar said...

Delicious pesto Padma. I too love it a lot.

Chef Mireille said...

one of my all time favorite sauces - yours came out beutiful - nice and smooth