Kanawinkie (kanawinkie) wrote,

Making Pesto

What does one do with a glut of basil from their garden?

Making Pesto

Why, make pesto of course!!

I had no real recipe, I just picked off all the basil leaves; I have sweet and purple basil here.

Making Pesto

I can not begin to tell you how good this smelled!

Making Pesto

Garlic and pine nuts...

Making Pesto

and of course parmasan cheese!

Making Pesto

Blend it up very well...

Making Pesto

Don't forget the olive oil! Lots of it!

Making Pesto

And finally give it a freeze in little homes; pack them away in an airtight container once solid, they should keep for a while!

I made another batch using macadamia nuts instead of pine nuts because I had that much basil to use up!
If you don't want to freeze your pesto, store it in an airtight container, but make sure you have a layer of olive oil on top.

I've been enjoying pesto for breakfast (on toast with some sliced tomato), for lunch (spreads on sammaches!) and for dinner (spread ontop of grilled eggplant with tomato sauce, or stuffed into hollowed out cherry tomatos with cheese! ) Delish!

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