I love how 90s pesto is. Once I made a penne pasta with pesto & sun-dried tomatoes and my head exploded from being so 1990s. But it was good! That's the thing, it might have been a trend but it's something that's easy and has tons of payoff taste-wise. At this point I'm not sure what recipe I'm using as I make it from memory and just kinda wing it, but here is basically what I put in it.
- fresh basil leaves
- several garlic cloves
- a handful of nuts, preferably pine nuts but also walnuts or almonds or whatever
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- white miso paste (I'm pretty sure this is from How It All Vegan but I'm too lazy to check, but let's just say it is)