When making this easy, delicious summer sauce, don't let the basil get lost in the shuffle.
SERVES4 to 6 (Makes 3/4 cup pesto, enough for 1 lb of pasta)
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Harsh garlic can easily tip pesto’s delicate balance. We temper the burn by toasting the garlic cloves, skin on, until spotty brown. And to boost the flavor of mild pine nuts, we flashed them in the skillet to toast as well.