This afternoon I made pesto for the first time this year. It’s May 3rd, and I’m making pesto. Life is good! Not only is pesto easy to make, but it freezes well too. And I plan on freezing a whole lot of pesto this summer let me tell you.
Slightly Adapted from Simply in Season
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 olive oil
Toss everything into a food processor or blender and pulse until it turns into a thick paste.
Serve immediately over warm pasta, with crackers or use as a spread in a hot panini sandwich. What you don’t use, simply pour into ice-cube trays and freeze until solid.
Place the frozen pesto cubes in a freezer bag, date and store in the freezer until ready to use.
Simply in Season is an easy to read cookbook full of delicious recipes. The book is broken down by seasons so you’ll know exactly what meals to prepare as the fruits and vegetables start to roll in from your garden or at the local produce stand. I LOVE this cookbook and give it 2 big thumbs up! Amazon currently has Simply in Season on Sale for $13.59.
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