Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Basil Pesto....

At the middle of September I cut my Basil down to the ground.  I dried some, froze some and made some pesto.  We have had unseasonably warm weather this fall, so imagine my surprise when a few weeks later I had this:


So, once again, I cut it down, washed it....


...and let it dry overnight.


I gathered my supplies to make pesto...


...added leaves and pine nuts to my food processor...


...and pulsed it...


...added the cheese...


...and garlic and oil...


...and my special ingredients: Florida Seasoned Pepper and Jalapeño Salt (from Hey Rose):


I use pesto in my homemade sauce, on garlic toast and in salad dressings.


I freeze it in ice cube trays, or small containers so it defrosts quickly!


Basil Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts 
  • 2 lg garlic cloves, minced 
  • Jalapeno Salt and Florida Seasoned Pepper


My house smells so good right now!

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10 comments:

  1. One of my favorites. I love it on a bit of crusty french baguette! Great recipe, too. Thanks for sharing it, Patti. Have a great day- xo Diana

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  2. Thank you for the recipe. I didn't know you could freeze pesto! And you can also freeze basil?? Please clue me in to your ways!

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  3. You is smart! Freezing your pesto....
    We had some wonderful olive oil at another farm to table dinner last week from a local Italian chef....it tasted a bit like tomato! Your recipe looks and sounds great. I love pine nuts.

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  4. Your extra seasonings sound interesting! My basil is harvested and the pesto is in the freezer. Now I have to go out and see if mine re-grew!

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  5. You wil thank this warm fall during the cold winter days when you are using all that wonderful pesto! One of my favorites, I should do this. Nothing as good as home made and the convience of the freezer. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. I have basil I need to use now!

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  6. Pesto is so easy to make, I don't know why I've only done it once! Yours sounds so goooood!
    Jenna

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  7. Looks amazing Patti. Pesto is so good for sauces.

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