Friday, September 24, 2010

My Screaming Pot of Basil!

I have been growing a fantastic pot of Basil on my back deck. This past week it has been screaming at me….MAKE PESTO! So today I gave into the voice! I make a classic pesto. It's easy to make and oh so good! I just love the smell of fresh basil permeating my kitchen!! Truly delightful!

            Classic Pesto
3 cups packed fresh basil leaves, stems removed
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 lg. cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 tea. pepper
1/4 tea. salt

Put basil in food processor and puree
Add pine nuts and garlic and continue to run processor
Then add cheese and olive oil, salt and pepper.
Continue to process until smooth. Enjoy!

You can freeze pesto in ice cube tray and then

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a Basil plant, good pesto recipe, freezing cubes good idea. CW