I’m a big fan of pesto but I haven’t made some in years. My family’s not so enthusiastic about it so I don’t make it often. But because of the typhoon the past couple of days, my basil plant’s branches broke so I figured it’s time to make some pesto since I can’t bear to throw away all those wonderful basil leaves.
This is the first time I’ve made pesto without really measuring my ingredients. I figured I’ll make it like the chefs on TV who just put enough olive oil to cover the leaves, add about a cup of parmesan cheese, lots of garlic, a bit of salt and pepper and process everything. I came across a recipe where walnuts are added instead of pine nuts and I did that too. Pine nuts here are just outrageously expensive.
As luck would have it, we were having carbonara last night so I got some noodles and tried out the result and it was great! I also added a bit of pesto to my serving of carbonara and it was perfect. My family however refused to try it. Oh well, at least I have pesto to use anytime I want.
So, for lunch today, I decided to make a grilled cheese sandwich and use pesto instead of butter or mayo. I can’t decided whether to have it with tomatoes so I made two sandwiches instead. Since the bread I made yesterday was a bit small anyway, 2 sandwiches would just be right for lunch.
Doesn’t that look great already? But of course I’m not done yet.
I also sprinkled a bit of parmesan. And after grilling…
I never knew sandwiches could be so filling! Let’s eat!