Appetizer, Main Dish

Easy Basil Pesto

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.

Easy Basil Pesto

This is a right from my phone camera photo and definitely not studio-quality. 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.

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