I signed myself in this community only two days ago, but I have to say that I'm really enjoying this forum!
Today I would love to share my way to make pesto....in 5 minutes
(so this post will be just few lines....
Ingredients for seasoning 500 gr of pasta:
50 gr basil leaves
100 ml extra virgin olive oil
between 50 and 100 gr Parmesan cheese
15 grams pine nuts
15 gr walnuts
A blender, I use a very old hand blender.....any one will be fine.
Minutes 1 and 2: wash the pesto leaves ( some one prefer to clean them with a cloth....to don't make them losing flavour....but I just wash them in the sink), mix the basil with the pine nuts, walnuts, parmesan, olive oil and a bit of salt in a pot or in your blender ( I use the plastic glass of my hand blender).
Minute 3: take a good breath....look if anyone is sleeping in the house.
Minute 4: Blend the mixture until the end of minute 5.....If you have obtained a green, soft, basil smelling sauce like this in this picture that I found in the web....you did it!!!
Now you have just to add it to your pasta after draining it, mix it and enjoy it!!