Recipe: basil pesto 

I have a surfeit of basil. The yield has been too great. 

I’ve had to keep potting and repotting until I had 10 pots of basil. I have distributed some to family and neighbours but I still have more basil than I can use.

So I have made pesto. Quite a simple recipe.

Handful of basil leaves

Handful of pine nuts 

Good portion of parmesan cheese

Olive oil 

Squeeze of lemon

1/2 clove garlic
Mix them all up in a food processor or laboriously smash it all in a pestle and mortar. I would have done this but my pestle and mortar are just too small. 

I used Greek basil.

3 comments

  1. I have not made any in a while, but when I did I froze it in an ice cube tray, then put the frozen cubes in a baggie in the freezer so I could use it one cube at a time

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