The basil is finally ready to pick! This is one of my basil pickers-pretty cute huh?
I made a few batches of this Pesto and froze several portions. Even though I had 5 BIG basil plants-it only yielded enough pesto for about 4 or 5 pasta meals. (thinking one box or 1 pound of pasta at a time). Thinking it will be pretty tasty this winter!
Pesto (Adapted from Simply in Season)
This recipe yields about 1 cup of pesto.
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup nuts (whatever you have on hand: pine nuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc. or a combination)
3-6 tbsp. parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a food processor, processing small batches if needed. Adjust amount of olive oil as needed to obtain the consistency you prefer.