Many Italians have a garden or a sunny windowsill where herbs are grown. When pesto is desired a formal recipe may be used or a look at the garden and the pantry will decide what the pesto is to be. No matter what country you are in you can do the same. Use the approximate proportions given in this recipe and create your own. The video gives a little information about the evolution of Italian food and the recipe will follow.
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup Grana Padana
- 1/2 cup Pecans
- 1.5 cups fresh herbs, mix of basil and parsley
- Splash of lemon juice
- Olive oil til texture is realized (it will vary depending on your nut choice, the dryness of the cheese etc.)
- Enough pasta water to bind it to the pasta.
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