Easy Peasy PestoDear Reader-

I was so thankful to find this recipe for Pesto in 101 Farmhouse Favorites because my basil “crop” is getting out of control. (More on that in a sec)


Psst… have you entered to win a copy yet?


Well go on now — today is the last day to enter!


DSC_7726Now back to my “crop”.

Even though I only planted half of my AeroGarden this time with basil but I still have it growing out of my ears! I can’t keep up.

This photo is AFTER harvesting the 2 Cups I needed for this recipe.

Don’t get me wrong, it is a VERY GOODe problem to have (and yes, there are plans to freeze some up for quick cooking)… however, this recipe was the perfect remedy for this basil lover 😉


After throwing 2 cups of Basil into my blender, I tossed in 6 cloves of garlic.

If you don’t love the bite of garlic (like I do) you will want to reduce the number of cloves BIG time.

I loved it, but vampires need to beware…

Also, if your blender/food processor doesn’t do a good job of getting things really fine, you may want to mince them up before throwing them in.

Olive Oil

Add in 1/2 Cup Olive Oil


And 1 Cup Walnuts and 1 tsp Salt

Puree until smooth.


Add in 3/4 Cups Fresh Parmesan  and stir until blended.

Easy Peasy Pesto copy

Serve up.

Garlic lovers will adore this recipe.

A little goes a long way…  so definitely plan on sharing this with friends… close friends, that won’t mind the garlic on your breath 😉

Easy Peasy Pesto


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Super easy pesto recipe from Gooseberry Patch's 101 Farmhouse Favorites.
  • 2 Cups Basil
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • ¾ Cup Shredded Fresh Parmesan
  1. Puree all ingredients except the parm.
  2. Stir in parm and serve

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I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.

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  • Wow that is easy!!! Thanks, Pinning for later. My Basil crop was insane like this last year. But it was outside.

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