Combining ingredients according to your own taste, without forgetting the basic ones and minding the quality, this is how good food is made.
Pesto is one of the easiest sauces ever sold, yet very expensive in the market if u know what it is made from.
It is though important to know that the taste comes from fresh ingredients. Nothing apart those can give to whatever you are preparing the taste you are wishing for.
Forget about dried spices, those ones are just dull and will never give character to your dishes.
Ingredients for 4 people :
For my pesto I used Basil leaves (10 – 12 middle size leaves are enough), taken directly from the plant I got at home, few slices of pecorino cheese (30 gr), ¼ of a garlic, olive oil (a coffee cup) and pistachios (20 gr). I made a change to the original formula and used pistachios instead of pine seeds.
Start by blending the cheese with the olive oil. Once the mass is uniform add the leaves and at the end the pistachios.