Super Simple Basil Pesto

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!

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Basil plant selfie! Don’t mind the post-crossfit sweat.

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!

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Voila!

 

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:
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What is your favorite dish to use pesto on?  Favorite herb?  I’d love to hear from you!

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