Articles forum: Pesto with Brazil nuts

Views: 4, Replies: 0 » Jump to the end
Oct 31, 2010 1:46 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Every year, it seems that I have an abundance of basil to harvest. The basils just really do well in the front garden. Here's a pesto recipe that I made this year for the first time and I really like the flavor; using Brazil nuts instead of the costly pinenuts!!

1 cup = 8 oz. Brazil nuts - lightly toasted and cooled
2 1/2 cups basil
5 oz. parmesan cheese -grated
2/3 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves
salt & pepper to taste

This is so easy to make in the food processor. First add the Brazil nuts and pulse into a meal, then add basil, garlic cloves & pulse together while drizzling the olive oil, add parmesan cheese, salt & pepper to taste.

You can put this in the frig for a week or so... I usually put a jar in the frig and freeze the rest. A cupcake baking pan works really well, I think it's a perfect serving size. Just fill each cupcake holder and put the pan in the freeze overnight. remove the pan, just give the bottom of the pan a run under the water and the pesto will come out easily. Put the pesto discs into a zip lock freezer bag and keep in the freezer. Thumb of 2010-10-31/wildflowers/798977

Whenever you want some pesto, just pull one of the discs out of the bag
Thumbs up
FAITH over fear!

« Back to the top
« homepage
« Take A Walk In Nature cubit homepage
« Articles forum

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Take A Walk In Nature

Learn about this region of East Texas. Take a walk and discover something new along the way.

» Home
» Forums
» Pages

Cubit owner: wildflowers

» Contact Admin: wildflowers

Thumb of 2019-04-09/wildflowers/13fc14
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Picture Of The Month

Thumb of 2011-08-07/wildflowers/116577