So our neighbor came over with a big bunch of basil and parsley last night…ummmm ya I want that! Hello pesto! And…. It’s super easy to make but people think your fancy when ya serve it 😜. Frig Costos pesto is 13$ for a jar! This batch made just as much … It’s the pine nuts that get expensive but I had done a barter for a ton of pine nuts last year and just keep them in my freezer 🙂
Here’s my recipe – garlic scape pesto will be happening later this week 🙂
3 cups of fresh basil leaves – pack them in baby! Use lots!
3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese – finely grated
1/2 olive oil
4 cloves of garlic ( I always use more so – more like 6… But that’s me 🙂 )
1/4 cup of pine nuts – now here’s the secret… Toast those suckers! Put them in a frying pan on a medium heat and shake them around till they are a little brown! Ohhhhh the flavour!!!!
1/2 chopped fresh parsley
A pinch of coarse sea salt
Put it in a blender and blend it till it’s fairly smooth 🙂 if it’s not blending well add a little more oil
Put it in jars and freeze OR put it in ice cube trays and freeze then pop them out and put them in a ziplock and you can take out 1 cube at a time! 1 cube is perfect for a pita pizza 🙂
This should yield about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of pesto