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)
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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.
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.
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
- 2 Cups Basil
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
- 6 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Cup Walnuts
- 3/4 Cup Shredded Fresh Parmesan
- Puree all ingredients except the parm.
- Stir in parm and serve
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