I’m back! At least for now. Three classes plus work is really getting to me. Whew. But Stud and I have been eating, and Beau has been adorable, so I do have plenty of updates for you! The first being some of my favorite things, pureed and tossed together. Artichokes, basil, pasta. So good.
1 can artichoke hearts (frozen would be better…but I can’t find them)
1 c. packed basil leaves
1/8-1/4 c. pecans (really any nut will work)
3 cloves garlic
Red Pepper flakes (optional)
Process the nuts, basil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and artichoke hearts together in a food processor until everything is pretty well chopped. With the processor running, drizzle in olive oil until the pesto reaches the consistency of a paste. Cook the pasta according to package instructions and reserve about ¼ c. of the cooking liquid. With all the good starch in it. This makes the pesto more like a sauce than a paste. Toss it the pesto with the pasta and extra liquid and enjoy!
I mean you can’t go wrong with these ingredients.