I adore fresh pesto. It is so easy to make and brings incredible flavor to everything: pasta, sandwiches, grilled vegetables, rice, pizza—it’s an addition of something lovely every time. Traditional pesto calls for Parmesan cheese but this one simply omits it and ups the ante with extra pine nuts and lemon. Besides, shouldn’t the basil be the star?
|¼||cup||fresh lemon juice|
|⅓||cup||water (depending on desired consistency)|
|½||cup||extra virgin oil|
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Use as a dressing, pasta sauce, toast topper, or on baked potatoes.