Easy Basil Pesto
Basil Pesto would have to be the easiest things to make especially if you have a massive basil plant in your garden. Whip it up in 15 minutes or less to pop onto
freshly cooked pasta, sourdough bread or roasted veggies.
This recipe is a great one to have on hand and a must have, accompaniment anytime of the year.
Great added to vegetarian burgers as a sauce for something different. Try adding it to our fave Pumpkin Quinoa Patties. Recipe link here
Basil Pesto Gifts
Basil Pesto is a wonderful gift to give to family and friends and can be whipped up in 10-15minutes while friends are visiting.
Keep plenty of jars on hand at your home so you can whip this fab pesto recipe up at anytime.
Basil can be grown successfully from seeds or seedlings and need very little care. Just a bit of water and love and maybe a dose of fertilizer now and then.
(If you’ve never grown basil from seeds before pop on over to this informative article that will guide you in the right direction).
We have always grown basil in the veggie garden, but often let it go to seed as we could never seem to use it quickly enough.
This is one plentiful abundant ever-giving plant and I needed to come up with a way to use it. I found this recipe and have used it multiple times to create yummy basil pesto.
Awesome Basil Pesto Recipe
Quick and easy basil pesto made with 6 ingredients you'll already have on hand at home.
- 80 gms parmesan finely grated
- 80 gms basil leaves
- 30 gms pine nuts
- 1 clove garlic
- 150 gms olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
Finely grate parmesan or purchase already grated and add into a blender, food processor or Thermomix.
Add the pine nuts, garlic, 80 grams of fresh basil leaves, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 150 gms of olive oil.
Blitz till fine liquid consistency.
Pour into a clean jar and store in the fridge.
Use pesto on pasta, as a dip and a topper on roasted veggies. The use for basil pesto is endless.
How To Keep Basil Pesto
After making your fresh batch of basil pesto, pop it into a clean glass jar and store it in the fridge. This keeps for around 3-5 days but usually it’s gone way before that as you’ll no doubt find that it’s far too irresistible and will be eaten way before the expiry date.
Sometimes the basil pesto may discolor slightly, but a quick stir will bring the green vibrant colour back again.
Most of all pop some basil seeds or seedlings into a pot or in your veggie garden to have on hand and add to your cooking and salads.
This Easy Basil Pesto recipe may seem simple but I assure you it’s definitely doesn’t disappoint in the taste department.
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