Lots of basil means pesto.
Pesto is such an easy thing to make and having it in the freezer in winter makes summer seem not so distant a memory.
These are the ingredients: 2 cups firmly-packed basil leaves, 3 cloves garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, 1/2 cup oil, 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
Process garlic with salt, add basil, pine nuts, oil and cheese
Pesto will look like this
You can freeze in ice cube trays, pop out and then store in freezer bags. Great portion size for adding when cooking.
all photos by me
This is a homemade pizza with pesto, onion, red pepper and feta cheese.
My friend, Pam, served salmon, grilled with pesto on Saturday at her lake house. Yum!
Try it on chicken and on pasta salad. Toss a pesto "cube" into soups.