The perfect basil pesto recipe for summertime. You will be the star of the show when you add the pesto to vegetables, chicken, pork or seafood. Just delicious.
If your pesto is too thick after you add the parmesan cheese, just add in some more olive oil. The consistency will thin out a bit. Conversely, if it is too thin, add in more parmesan and it will thicken quickly.
We love garlic here, but I find that raw garlic can really overpower a dish. The purpose of pesto is to enhance a dish, not overtake the entire thing... which is why I use roasted garlic. The shallots and reduced raw garlic make this basil pesto recipe really delightful.
I have an ice cube tray that is used for pesto. Any extra that I have goes into the tray and gets frozen. Once it is frozen through, remove from the ice cube tray and add to a freezer bag. Now you have pesto ready for whenever you might need it!