Fresh pesto is one of the joys of summer.
With the warm summer days winding down and not much rain, a number of my plants are starting to show its effects, including the basil plants. So, I decided it's time to clean up some of the garden. Yellow and brown leaves depress me. :) I cut all the remaining good looking basil leaves and made enough pesto for several meals in the colder months. Fresh pesto is so easy to make and did you know it is high in antioxidants and considered one of the most nutritious herbs, rich in vitamin A and C?
I don't use anything fancy to make the pesto, just a small nut/veggie chopper. I have also done it all by hand on a wood chopping block. The house smells fabulous.
and there it is, the simple classic basil pesto
I froze this batch in small plastic containers. After putting the pesto in each container, I top it off with some more olive oil and plastic wrap before attaching the lid. In each one is enough to mix with pasta for a supper of 2. Fast and delicious when time has run out and you're tired from a long day. Enjoy! P.S. I also sprinkle more fresh parmesan and pinenuts on the pesto/pasta.
Until next time.........