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Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

Nothing says summer like fresh basil.  I love this simple recipe that can be used immediately over pasta or frozen in muffin trays to bring back the feeling of summer in the dead of winter.

homemade pesto


Place the following ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.  

1/2 to 1 cup olive oil 
3-5 cloves garlic 
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/4 - 1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

No basil?  You can also use a big bunch of parsley when basil is not in season.

When freezing your pesto, top your muffin tins with a wee bit more olive oil to keep your pesto nice and green.  Then tap out frozen pesto portions into a ziplock bag to store in your freezer.

pesto in muffin tins