I started a balcony herb garden a few months ago, and an overabundance of basil and flat-leaf parsley led to one of my favorite summertime recipes: pesto! So I gathered my ingredients to make this delicious sauce: basil, parsley, walnuts, garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, salt, and olive oil.
I combined all ingredients, except the olive oil, in the food processor.
Then I processed it until a thick paste formed. I absolutely love the vibrant green color in this photo.
I slowly drizzled the olive oil in as I processed some more. Pesto, simple as that!
The thick, chunky pesto worked really well with radiatore pasta, mixing perfectly with the small, ridged shape of the noodles. (Apparently, an industrial designer came up with radiatore, based on on the look of a radiator. Who knew?)
Cherry tomatoes and black olives completed this summery pasta dish.
So simple, fresh, and delicious! What recipes do you use to make pesto?