This fresh basil pesto is made with only five ingredients and is so flavorful and delicious!
So, although I have been blessed with many talents, the ability to care for a plant without killing it is not one of them. It’s something I’m hoping to work on, since eventually I would love to have an awesome garden (you know, someday, when we move out of this crappy tiny apartment and have a home of our own). For now, I’ve started with a small basil plant in our kitchen. Fresh basil is one of my very favorite smells, and I love having it on hand to add to dishes while I’m cooking. I bought an inexpensive basil plant at Walmart in January, and (wonder of wonders!) I have actually kept it alive since then!
Fresh Basil Pesto
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Add additional olive oil as needed to reach a smooth consistency. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for three months.