Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pesto Fettucine & Bruschetta

Fettucine with homemade pesto and bruschetta made with some of that leftover yummy no knead bread.

Pesto is pretty simple that you don't need a recipe. Just lots of fresh basil, salt (preferably coarse sea salt), fresh garlic, pine nuts (not even necessary, you could use walnuts or no nuts at all) and olive oil. Just process the basil, salt, garlic and pine nuts until chopped well. Taste a little and add more salt if you'd like. While the processor is running, drizzle in as much olive oil as you want to make a paste. To serve with pasta, dollop a few spoonfuls on hot pasta along with a little of the pasta water. Taste, add more pesto or salt or pasta water if it needs it, and you're done. Also add some black pepper if you want.

The bruschetta was just chopped tomatoes and fresh basil with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Just mix it up in a bowl and spoon over crusty bread that has been toasted in the oven.


Deb said...

Did I mention that I'm moving in with you guys?


Tamara said...

Mmm, this looks SO good. I wish my basil would hurry up and grow.

ms. veganorama said...

Deb, maybe you can end up working remotely and keep me company during the day? We can watch horrible daytime TV all day! :p

Tamara, I'm jealous that you've got your own basil. We're going to plant some this weekend from a potted plant but might be too late to get lots more this summer. We'll see though!

Deb said...

I wish I could work remotely! And you know I'm a big fan of Dr. Phil. :p

Tasha said...

This looks delicious. I love pesto! Sometimes I add a bunch of fresh cilantro to mine to give it a nice kick.

Eric said...

You know, it's been a while since I checked in at the blogs thread at VFF, so I only just found you. This is good stuff. I'm going to have to add you to my blog!

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