HomeGrown Basil Walnut Pesto Posted on 11 Jul 07:01 , 3 comments
|Dark Purple Opal Basil|
Pesto is so simple to make that I don't know why I ever bought it from the store in the first place!
I grow LOADS of basil and this is a great way to use and preserve fresh basil. I don't just use the leaves, I throw in the cuttings of flowers as well so they don't go to waste.
One thing I don't have anymore is a food processor. It quit last year so everything goes in the blender these days. Works just great!
|Fine Verde Basil|
Mary's HomeGrown Basil Walnut Pesto
3 cups basil, Green or Purple
5 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water (optional)
1 cup walnuts
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Add all items to your blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
I made a delicious Pesto Pizza using flax & whole wheat pitas and homegrown tomatoes! (RECIPE tomorrow)
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