Walnut and Basil Pesto

The basil plant has been saved from the flood.  Sadly it’s one of the only parts of the garden that is not water logged.  So glad I brought it inside in anticipation of making pesto!

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Pesto is so easy to make.  If you grow basil and own a food processor, there is no reason to buy pesto!  It’s also very easy to alter to keep you taste buds guessing.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese (fresh grated is best!)
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Just throw it all in a food processor and let it run.  Add more olive oil if it’s too pasty.

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I divided mine evenly into four freezer safe containers.  Now I’ll have the fresh basil taste in the dead of winter.  Yay!

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As always, label and date, and into the freezer it goes!

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This concludes the canning week!  I hope you enjoyed!

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2 Comments to “Walnut and Basil Pesto”

  1. yum! i love basil, and i love pesto! i’m glad you were able to salvage your plant.

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