I don’t have a garden. My parents had one at the house we rented from them for years, but now that we’re states away and in our own house, it’s up to me – and I just haven’t had a chance. YET – it’s definitely on the plan, because fresh produce and herbs right in your backyard would be great! Turn those extra herbs in your garden into this easy Basil Pesto recipe.
Okay, this is completely one of the ugliest photos – but I keep forgetting to take a photo of the pesto BEFORE adding it to things. Will be replaced asap!!! For now, though, this is basically what Pesto looks like – it’s green and saucy. It tastes FABULOUS though!
2 cups Basil leaves, packed
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup Pine nuts, chopped
2/3 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Put all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth and well-mixed. Enjoy!
Notes: If not using right away, reserve 1/3 cup of the oil until ready to serve.