Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney, wife to Romain, dog mom to Daphne the dapple dachshund and Howie the polka-dotted pittie, photographer of vows and promises and storyteller of all kinds of love. 

blog
categories
menu

welcome to

whitney
gremaud

the blog

Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney and my husband, Romain, and I are a wedding photography team based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. We are excited to share our recent work and a little peek into our lives! 

blog
categories
menu

welcome to 

whitney
gremaud

the blog

Foodie Friday Summer Pesto

June 28, 2019

Foodie Friday: Quick Summer Pesto

Pesto is such a quick, easy and delicious thing to whip up, so it’s often a staple in our house. Basil is one of the things that’s actually growing in our “herb garden” and we have a lot of it, so pesto is the perfect way to use it! A little green on your pasta makes it more healthy right?! 😉

What you’ll need:

Basil – around a big cup

Nuts – Pine nuts are standard, but they are a bit pricey, so we like to use walnuts – about 1/4 cup

Parmesan – about a cup (yeaaaah buddy)

Olive Oil – half a cup

Garlic – 2 cloves

Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, a squeeze of lemon

Your favorite pasta

Foodie Friday Summer PestoFoodie Friday Summer PestoFoodie Friday Summer Pesto

If you’re a doggo, make sure you look extra sad like you never get fed anything, ever. Toast the nuts, rinse and thoroughly dry your basil leaves, grate the Parmesan. Add everything to a food processor and blend together. Romain decided he wanted to chop it by hand, which obviously takes a little longer and leaves everything a little more chunky. Just depends on your preference.

Foodie Friday Summer PestoFoodie Friday Summer Pesto

Slowly add the olive oil and if using a food processor, don’t over mix it. Season to taste with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.

Foodie Friday Summer PestoFoodie Friday Summer Pesto

Cook your pasta per the instructions. Strain pasta and save a little pasta water to thin out your pesto. Add all the pesto to the pot of pasta and mix that all around. We like to top it with a little squeeze of lemon!

Foodie Friday Summer Pesto

Enjoy! You can serve it with just the pasta or you can add a protein – shrimp, chicken, scollops or fish – so many possibilities!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.