IHCC May Potluck! Basil Pesto

I Heart Cooking Clubs May Potluck
A simple Saturday night supper, pesto.  My basil plant was very full and needed to be used.  I chose Giada De Laurentiis basil pesto recipe from Everyday Italian.  

We have not had basil pesto pasta in a long time so we enjoyed this meal.  Pretty straight forward recipe.  Giada’s instructions included using a blender to make the pesto but I found this did not work well.  Next time I will remember to use my food processor.  We added some sun dried tomatoes and served with french bread.  A nice vegetarian meal for a change.

To see what others did for IHCC May Potluck go here.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. I totally agree about making pesto in a blender – that's never worked for me! A small processor works much better.


  2. This is a dish that I, too, fall back on when I want a quick easy and really satisfying carb fix! I do love a good pesto pasta! Great share!


  3. Zosia says:

    That looks like something I want to be eating now! I love pesto and your addition of sundried tomatoes would make it extra delicious.


  4. flour.ish.en says:

    You can never go wrong with a nice pesto made with fresh basil. Sounds good to me!


  5. This dish looks good Diane!


  6. Love anything pesto Diane and this looks great and glad we are connected through this month's IHCC May Pot Luck! Pinned!


  7. Chaya Selig says:

    I have not made pesto in ages and looking at your picture, I want to make it very soon.


  8. Kim says:

    It is so wonderful to have you join us at IHCC! We love to have you whenever you are able to join in the fun:) Giada's recipes are always a hit with my family. This pesto is a fresh spin on pasta. A bright,pretty, summery way to enjoy a bowl! Love the sun dried tomatoes you threw in. Good call!


  9. I adore pesto! Thanks for sharing this choice.


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