Nothing says summer like homemade pesto…and fortuitously our first batch of fresh basil is ready to be harvested. Today we are pairing our favorite pesto with angel hair pasta. It requires just a few ingredients with very little prep time. Give this easy weekend dinner recipe a try and let us know how you like it!
2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 cup pine nuts (or walnuts)
1 cup olive oil
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
¼ cup grated Romano cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a food processor, add basil, garlic and nuts – process until evenly chopped.
With motor running drizzle in olive oil and mix.
Mix in both cheeses and salt and pepper to taste.
We like to freeze individual portions and use throughout the summer.