Basil Pesto

October, 2021

Here’s a delicious way to celebrate in the simplicity of whizzing up fresh basil with a handful of other ingredients resulting in a delicious pasta topping, a bright sandwich condiment or quite frankly a tasty, fresh “eat off the spoon” pesto!

  • ¼ c. toasted pine nuts
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 ½ c. fresh basil, loosely packed
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • c. grated parmesan cheese
  • –½ c. olive oil (Depending on how it is being used, more olive oil is better for pasta; less olive oil is better for sandwich spread.)
  • In a food processor, add in the first five ingredients and give it a quick process. Add in two tablespoons of the olive oil and blend. Add in the remainder of the olive oil and run the food processor until all ingredients are mixed well. 

This recipe freezes really well for up to three months.

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