Pre-Prans with Ruthie – No-Oil Pesto
Ruthie makes pesto … without olive oil? And Jason Welle, SJ, was … a flight attendant?
Find out how to make pesto “Ruthie’s Way” — and a whole lot more! — as Jason Welle, SJ, of The Jesuit Post joins Ruthie in whirling up a batch of No-Oil Pesto.
2 bunches of basil, trimmed
4 cloves of garlic
1 cup walnuts
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Place all the basil in a food processor. Add the garlic, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper.
Pulse the food processor a few times to blend the ingredients.
Continue pulsing and add a little broth to the mixture. Pulse a few more times, then stop to check the sauce. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and check for texture–if it’s a little rough, add more broth while pulsing until the desired consistency is reached.
Serve the pesto with pasta, quinoa, rice–anything you’d like! Enjoy!
ABOUT THE SHOW
“Pre-Prans with Ruthie” is an Ignatian food show on the IN Network that brings the time-honored Jesuit tradition of “preprandials” (think: happy hour) to your home through easy to make & share recipes that are infused with Ruthie’s stories and lovable personality.
WHO IS RUTHIE?
Ruthie is a mother of two grown kids and fifth of twelve siblings. A retired yoga instructor, she now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, serving as Kitchen Manager at the Jesuit Novitiate, in addition to owning and managing Organized Living with Ruthie. As a niece and sister of two Jesuits, her ties to the Society of Jesus and Ignatian Spirituality are life-long.
WHAT IS PRE-PRANS?
Pre-Prans is basically happy hour. Short for preprandial, it’s anything done right before a meal, like having appetizers and drinks. In the Society of Jesus, “pre-prans” is a traditional way that Jesuits who live together make time in their busy schedules to gather as a community.