Monday, July 18, 2016

Homemade Pesto

If there is one thing you try making this summer, let it be pesto. Nothing is easier or will be more delicious compared to store bought.

fresh basil

Pesto ingredients in small food blender

Bowl of freshly made pesto
Ingredients:
2 cups of fresh basil leaves
1/4 -1/2 cup of olive oil
handful of nuts or seeds (pine nuts, cashews, pistachios, I used pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
6 fresh garlic scapes (or 2 garlic cloves)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Rinse and pat dry the basil leaves and garlic scapes. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and voila! It will make lots, but if you keep it in a sealed container in the fridge it will be good for six months. You really cannot go wrong, just add ingredients as you keep tasting, you can even add some spinach. 

So go forth and blend, blend it real good!

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