Last weekend, I finally bought myself a beautiful KitchenAid food processor. Or should I say, my mom offered me a beautiful food processor! Isn’t she sweet? Thanks Mom (that’s a pic of my mum and me when she visited us in Sydney last month!)
I have wanted a food processor since the first day we moved to Australia. But because we were supposed to stay only one year, it wasn’t really worth it. Traveling with a food processor in your luggage? No, thanks. Now that we’ll probably stay a bit longer (more on that soon! for now, it’s our little secret, ok? ), it is definitely something that was missing from my kitchen. Like one of my Facebook followers said “you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it”. And that’s true. I wonder if there’s one thing this appliance can’t do. I’ve been playing with it a lot this week and so far I totally LOVE it. The first thing I did with it was pesto. I had two bunches of fresh basil sitting in my fridge so that’s the first thing that came to my mind. ’cause you know how I love pesto, right? Only this time, I decided to tweak it a little bit and add sun-dried tomatoes to the mix. Talk about a yummy pesto! Now I know its color isn’t really flattering and it doesn’t look exactly appealing (at least to me) but guys, it’s delicious! You’ll need to make it anyway because it’s the base for the next recipe
Cal: 151 - Protein: 2.4g - Fat: 15.29g - Carbs: 2.4g - Fiber: 0.9g - Sugar: 0.13g
WW Old Points: 4 pts - Points+: 4 pts
- 2 bunches fresh basil
- 1/2 garlic clove, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes - about 8 pieces (I used the one packed in oil)
- Add basil leaves, garlic, parmesan and salt in the bowl of your food processor. Process and gradually add olive oil. Add sun-dried tomatoes and keep processing until you obtain the desired consistency. Scrape the sides of the bowl regularly if needed.
Leave out parmesan for a paleo-friendly pesto.
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