It’s already time to start thinking about preserving our fresh herbs! (Sadly, winter is coming!!) I have so many fresh herbs that on top of preserving them, I am now making recipes with fresh herbs that I can freeze to make sure I use my whole stash!! Now, Karl loves pesto and has been ask me for weeks to make some so I finally did! Pesto is one of the easiest thing to make and we make it all the time during summer since it can be done in only 3 minutes! Personally, I like a pesto that is not flooded with olive oil (to each it’s own) but the great thing about pesto is that you can play around with the 4 basic ingredients and make it just the way you like it!!

pestoHere’s our recipe πŸ™‚

P.S. Sometimes, when we have fresh garlic scapes, we use it instead of actual garlic. It makes a brighter and greener pesto! πŸ™‚


Course: Snacks    Yield: 8 servings    Prep Time: 5 mins  


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cup of fresh Basil leaves
  • 1/2 Cup of pine nuts
  • 1/2 Cup of fresh Asiago cheese (or parmesan)
  • 1/4 Cup of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Take the Basil leaves off of the main stem and wash them well. Pad dry to make sure no water goes into the pesto.
  2. In a food processor, put your basil leaves, oil, pine nuts, cheese, garlic and salt and pulse until the mixture has become a paste. Scrape off the sides once or twice to make sure everything has been made into a paste.
  3. Enjoy!
October 14, 2011

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  • Anna

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! This will really be very helpful. I am not familiar with garlic scapes though…I am thinking I may have already encountered that one way or another, I am just not aware of it…

    • Alex

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  • Anna

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! This will really be very helpful. I am not familiar with garlic scapes though…I am thinking I may have already encountered that one way or another, I am just not aware of it…