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.