avi: Made this when I was about... oh, 13? 14? >_> (Default)
Avi ([personal profile] avi) wrote2010-03-02 11:19 pm
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Pesto sauce!

Basil Pesto

Cooking time: ~5 minutes

Ingredients:
  • ~12 stems fresh basil (i.e. roughly a full bunch from most Sydney fruit & veg shops)
  • 20g pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons (heaped) margarine
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soymilk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 slices soy cheese (I use Tofutti soy slices)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (a.k.a. savoury yeast flakes)

Instructions:
  1. Pick the basil leaves from their stems, discard the stems.
  2. Blend everything until creamy. Or, if you like your pesto a bit more chunky... blend everything until chunky :)
Serve on pasta or gnocchi, or use it as a sandwich spread ^_^