Do you like Basil Pesto? If so, what is your favorite recipe that calls for it? Do you simply add it to hot cooked pasta? Or perhaps you make a basil pizza? I would love to hear what your ideas are that include pesto. Please share.
I made my first batch of homemade pesto today! It is so easy to make, and takes very little time. I can’t wait to use it!
My cousin gave me her recipe for making fresh basil, here it is:
In food processor, combine large clove garlic, 1 1/2 to 2 cups basil, 1 tbsp pine nuts, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Blend on high for a couple mins until ingredients are blended. Then add 1/2 cup olive oil a bit at a time blending on low. Voila! Use immediately! Refrigerate any unused pesto for a couple days or freeze. Enjoy!
So I went out to my very own raised garden bed and I pinched off about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fresh basil.
The process is very simple. Here is a YouTube video from Bonnie Plants Recipes – Fresh Basil Pesto taking us through the steps to make your very own basil pesto! Enjoy!