Buying basil by the bundle is easy this time of year. However, I recommend everybody spend the same amount of money and just buy the plant for your window or potted garden. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to have fresh springs to add to your Tomato Avocado and Basil salad, garden salads, Italian sauces, summer rolls and more. Before you know it, you’ll have so much basil that you’ll be ready to make some delicious pesto! Pesto is perfect for your eggs, pasta, flavoring soups, corn and pizza!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups of packed basil leaves
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup pecorino or parmesan (if avoiding dairy you can use 1/3 cup nutritional yeast)
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.