I have never made pesto, never, not ever and unfortunately it did not go as planned...
I followed this recipe, which I found to be delightful.
It is a great recipe,
with some suggestions for substitutions and the reasons you may want to substitute one item for another.
Those suggestions were included with the recipe.
My Basil looked beautiful...
I washed it good and laid it on a towel to dry.
I think this is probably going to be my last crop, depending on outdoor temperatures.
I used walnuts,
I think you have to be insanely rich to use pine nuts,
although they are delicious and I used freshly grated parmesan cheese,
not romano cheese.
I do not own a food processor so I used my blender.
I drizzled olive oil slowly into the blender.
It finished up this dark green color...this is straight from the blender,
it was not smooth and creamy.
I thought maybe the blender was a little too rough on the basil,
or perhaps it was the type of basil I used.
I topped it with freshly grated parmesan cheese amd a few pieces of walnuts.
It tasted ok, we ate it, but it was not "delicious" like I was hoping.
Any thoughts or suggestions from those who have made pesto?