Very easy to make with easy ingredients. Unfortunately, the cheese took over the entire taste, and even though I used only a 1/4 tsp of salt, it was still way too salty. I will try next time with 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and no salt at all.
My first time making pesto and it was a success! I omitted the salt altogether and found it to be fine; the cheese gives it plenty of salt. I also used minced garlic from a jar for convenience. The pesto is a bright green but needs to be covered with olive oil to prevent discoloration if it is not used immediately.
I panicked tonight when I couldn't find this recipe which I had torn from the June '11 issue of Southern Living. My son was coming for a visit and he loves it on all sandwiches--and I always send it home with him. Not to mention how wonderful it is on pasta and caprese!
Thank goodness for southernliving.com.