This week I made pesto for the first time with my grandma. The basil we used was grown in group effort. I planted it from seed a few months ago. I had so much of it that I gave some seedlings to my grandma. While I was in England my mom lovingly watered all of my plants that got left behind. The walnuts were grown by my great uncle over in Eastern Washington.
2 packed cups of basil
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp garlic
- Cut the basil leaves from the steam, rinse and pat dry
- Combine everything in a food processor (or heavy duty blender)
- Blend together until you have the desired consistency
- Taste test, and add more salt or garlic if desired and blend again
- Add to your favorite pasta, or bread and enjoy!
I sprayed a muffin tin with olive oil then scoped 3 tbsp into each hole, then froze little pesto cubes. I suggest putting them into ice cube trays, but I couldn’t find any. After they were frozen I put them into freezer bags. Now they are ready for pasta anytime!
Added some homegrown tomatoes, grown by my other grandma! Tasty (: