Thursday, August 4, 2011


So lately I have been growing basil, cilantro, and parsley. And the basil grows like crazy!
This is what my garden looked like starting out:

Then a couple weeks later:

So I was thinking to myself I have all this basil what can I possibly make?


I always thought it was very hard to make. Turns out it is mad easy! You just need to have the right ingredients.

  • 2 cups basil (loosely packed if you want a creamy pesto, or tightly packed if you want something not as creamy)
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (fresh or the kind in the container)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley
If you have a food processor you can just throw everything in there until it becomes creamy. If you don't, you can a blender. That is what I did. You just have to make sure you occasionally move things around to make sure everything gets hit by the blade.

So now you can use the pesto sauce for anything.
I put it on pasta:

If you have leftover chicken you can always shred it and add it too.

You can also use it as a drip for sandwiches.

Also! You can save it for later use. Just put in a container and add some olive oil on top and put in the freezer.


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