farmers market orecchiette

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went to the farmers market in lincoln park today with paul, and bought fresh basil, parmesan cheese, and duck-pear-port sausage! came home and made this delicious pesto pasta with sausage!

pesto: (recipe from here) <–note: paul is allergic to nuts, which is why we looked up a nut-free recipe. if i were eating this with other friends, i probably would have added toasted pine nuts or almonds

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • About 1/3 cup quality parmesan cheese, grated
  • Splash of fresh lemon juice <– i forgot to buy lemon and this still came out delicious, but i think it would have been nice 
  • About 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a food processor or blender, chop up the garlic until it is minced.
2. Add in the basil and cheese and start to blend. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while the machine is running. Blend until smooth.
3. Squeeze in a little lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Taste the sauce and adjust to your likings.
5. Put in a freezer container and freeze if you wish or use it right away.
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