HomeGrown Basil Walnut Pesto Posted on 11 Jul 07:01 , 3 comments

We love Pesto!!!  Sometimes I go a bit nuts on the garlic and it irritates my stomach but I just can't get enough. *pictures from my garden*

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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