Sweet Basil "Pesto"
- A chunk of pumpkin- maybe enough for a cup- about the size of a smallish woman's fist (in this case me)
- One onion- chopped
- Salt and pepper
- One rather large bunch of sweet basil (maybe about a cup if you smashed it down in there)
- Two cloves garlic- crushed (use just one if you don't like it raw a whole lot)
I chopped up the pumpkin and cooked it with the onion in a little water til the pumpkin was falling apart. But that's because I was in a hurry. I like to roast it whenever I can- just throw it in the oven on a pan with a little water.
Blend the pumpkin and onion (if you roast the pumpkin just saute the onion til soft) with enough water to make a thinish paste. It would be a good idea to cool it off before you do this but I only did a wee bit (I was in a hurry). Add the basil leaves and garlic. Check with your Super Sense of Taste to see if it needs "something"- salt is a good place to start but anything else would be just fine.
Blend until smooth and creamy and throw over pasta and a few chopped tomatoes on top.