The Awesome Things: Pesto Recipe

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pesto Recipe

photo credit: Stephanie Suter

Pesto is a sauce which originated in Genoa in the Liguria region of Nothern Italy. It's a perfect accompaniment for bread and pasta, among others. If you're planning to try out this Italian sauce then here's how:

Yield: 4 persons

  • 1    large bunch of Basil
  • 3    large garlic
  • 60  grams grated Parmesan cheese
  • 50  grams pinion
  • 10  ml Olive oil
  • salt


1 Rinse the Basil leaves, pat dry and chop them finely.

2 Peal the large garlic and crush them using a mortar and pestle.

3 Add the Parmesan and the pinion, crush them together with the garlic.

4 Add the olive oil and the salt, mix well.

5 Pour the pesto in a jar and use it within 24 hours.

6 Serve with your desired pasta or bread.

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