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.

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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.

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  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!

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  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.

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  4. flour.ish.en says:

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

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  5. This dish looks good Diane!

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

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  7. Chaya Selig says:

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

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  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!

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

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