Sunday, May 16, 2010

Basil Pesto

I am so excited about growing basil again this year.
I just planted a few plants about 3 weeks ago and they
are really producing some amazing basil.

Since they are growing so quickly I decided to cut some of
the leaves and make some pesto to freeze and use a little later.

Here are my lovely, little basil plants.

I cut a few bunches off the plants and cleaned off the leaves.

I put the basil leaves in the food processor with some sauted garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper. Pulse in the food processor until
you get a creamy texture.

I was able to make three wonderful containers of pesto that I will freeze for future recipes.

Yeah! Basil Pesto!

1 comment:

Chris said...

You're basil is amazing! may have to swing by and snip a bit. :) Love that you used chunks of parm. ;)