Food Friday: Pesto

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Today we are in Italy.  This is super easy and  very delish.  It makes a lot so could feed 4-6 depending on if you have teenagers in the house.

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Artichoke Tomato Pesto

1/2 cup dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained

10 oz jar artichoke hearts, drained

1.5 cup romaine lettuce

1/3 cup parmesan

2 Tablespoons pine nuts

2 cloves garlic

2-3 leaves fresh basil

1/2 cup olive oil

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I had this genius idea to try this in the blender.  I do NOT recommend it.  Use a food processor.

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Puree artichoke hearts, dried tomatoes, lettuce leaves, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and garlic until smooth.

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Slowly pour olive oil into mixture while motor is running.  Blend until smooth.

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It doesn’t look too pretty but it smells wonderful!

Serve over Pasta.

Enjoy!

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