Pesto is a breeze to make and requires little more than placing ingredients in a food processor and blending until smooth.
Yields 2 cups. Adapted from The Backyard Homestead.
If you do not wish to use pine nuts, walnuts may be substituted, as seen in this delicious roasted garlic and walnut pesto (pictured above).
Pesto is superb with pasta, but it is equally wonderful with many other foods; try adding a few teaspoons of pesto to scrambled eggs or omelets, salad dressings, egg salad, or use as a spread in your favorite sandwich.