Good morning! Hope you all are having a wonderful first week of summer. I’ve been crazy busy, but can’t complain! Especially when I’m here today sharing a recipe I’ve been obsessed with as of late…pesto! I love fresh herbs, but basil is my absolute favorite. Maybe because I love Italian food? Who knows…but I love it on everything!
Since I don’t yet have a house or a garden (darn it!), I bought myself a basil plant that I keep in my windowsill. So whenever I want some fresh pesto (which is pretty much daily), I can grab a few leaves and whip it right up!
If you don’t know by now, I’m not great at measuring or following recipes. But here’s my super simple basil pesto recipe:Basil Pesto (yields approx 1 cup pesto)
2 cups fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Toss all ingredients in a blender/food processor (I used my Ninja Master) and blend until thoroughly combined. Enjoy…on any and everything! Which for me, means as a spread on sandwiches, dressing on salads and topping on eggs! Or try it on your favorite pasta dish, like I did with this Trader Joe’s sundried tomato goat cheese ravioli:
What is your favorite dish to use pesto on? Favorite herb? I’d love to hear from you!