Basil Herb Pesto Recipe

Basil is a must grow in my herb garden! Even though it is an annual and must be planted every year, it is worth it to eat it fresh. Basil is easy to grow from seeds, which is good because I like to eat alot of it! I love making all kinds of pesto. If I grow too much, which is unlikely, I make pesto and put the leftovers in ice cube trays to freeze them, and then pop them out and store them in the freezer for later use.

Here is a basic PESTO recipe: Serves four

2-3 cloves of garlic
1-2 cups of basil

(You can add 1 cup spinach, dandelion leaves, garlic mustard greens or any kind of greens you can sneak in there) 1 cup spinach or greens

1/2 cup of parsley
1/3 cup of pine nuts or walnut pieces or nuts of your choice
1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of olive oil

squeeze of lemon juice (optional for lemon basil pesto and use lemon basil)
sea salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor

Add to pasta, toast, potatoes, roasted vegetables, sandwiches

Tastes like summer! YUMMY!@!

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