I was in the mood to create a yummy, lightly flavored pesto for dinner last night. Hubby has been out of town working, so I haven't had a chance to cook a great dinner since he's been gone. Now that he is back, it means I get to play more in the kitchen!
Last night's dinner was Artichoke, Basil & Pine Nut Pesto that I made up off the top of my head. It was super yummy, and we had kalamata olive artisan bread on the side (Oh, I love a good bread!).
- 1 lb spaghetti noodles
- 1 14oz can water-packed artichokes (drained)
- 1/2 oz fresh basil (about 15-25 fresh leaves)
- 1 large clove of garlic (or 2 small cloves)
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 1/8 c. lemon juice
- 1/4 c. pine nuts
Put water on the stove to boil. In the meantime, with your food processor, blend together all ingredients, except pine nuts until a thick cream. If it is not blending well, add olive oil to loosen mixture. When water boils, cook pasta until done. Drain. Mix with pesto sauce. Add pine nuts and mix. Serve!