Rustic Basil Pesto
The fastest, easiest, and most delicious pesto of your life. There's nothing like an ultra quick pesto to pair with your late night pasta.
The pecans can be substituted with any type of nuts, and the parmesan cheese can be substituted with any aged cheese.
The rustic ball pesto can be served on top of toasts, on sandwiches, as a pasta sauce, or even as a dipping sauce for some breadsticks and raw vegetables.
Pick the leaves off 1 bunch of washed basil and add them to a mortar
Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and grind with the pestle to break up the leaves
Crumble ¼ cup of parmesan cheese. Add to the mortar and season with salt to taste
Break 2 tbsp of pecan nuts into the mortar. Season with black pepper to taste
Peel 1 small garlic clove and add it to the mortar. Pound to slightly break the ingredients apart
Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Grind until the pecan pieces are small and the mixture turns into a paste. The rustic basil pesto is ready
Yield ⅓ cup
Washed Basil1 bunch
Parmesan Cheese¼ cup
Small Garlic1 clove
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tbsp
Black Pepperto taste
Mortar and Pestle