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Basil Pesto

A simple basil pesto made from fresh basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

Morsels of Life - Basil Pesto - A simple basil pesto made from fresh basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

Pesto is one of those things I'm usually disappointed by when I order it on something. Probably because I'm always comparing it to some homemade pesto. And you all know homemade just tastes better! Wanting some basil pesto, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make some. If you've never made pesto before, don't worry. The whole process takes about 5 minutes and you get some super tasty pesto. You literally just stuff all the materials into a food processor and then scoop it out once it's reached the right consistency. In fact a portion may have "gone missing" between the food processor and the storage container! :P

What's your favorite way to enjoy basil pesto?


Morsels of Life - Basil Pesto - A simple basil pesto made from fresh basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

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A simple basil pesto made from fresh basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

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Yield: 1 cup

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
4 ounces basil leaves, fresh
1/4 cup olive oil
37 grams 1/4 cup pine nuts I used walnuts.
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
56 grams 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Basil Pesto Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Basil Pesto Step 2 - Pulse together all materials except olive oil. 2. Pulse together all materials except olive oil.
Morsels of Life - Basil Pesto Step 3 - Add in olive oil until desired consistency reached. 3. Add in olive oil until desired consistency reached.

Morsels of Life - Basil Pesto - A simple basil pesto made from fresh basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

Shared with: Delicious Dishes, Turn It Up Tuesday, Wednesday Showcase, What's Cookin' Wednesday, You Link It We Make It, Creative Ways, Foodie FriDIY, Foodie Friends Friday, Pinworthy Projects, What's for Dinner?, Happiness is Homemade, Sustainable Sunday, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Over the Moon, Motivation Monday, Melt in Your Mouth

14 comments:

  1. I just schedule a post with classic pesto - You don't often see the classic pesto genoa these days - Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. Hehe, I actually don't make this one too often anymore. Instead I make the Green Basil Pesto (http://www.morselsoflife.com/2014/05/green-basil-pesto.html) mostly now since it's stays green. This pesto tastes just as good though!

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  2. I am going to have to make this and give up the jarred stuff. I have an abundant of basil this year. Thank you so much for sharing. I love pesto on top of homemade hummus.

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    1. Do it! I'll usually just make a huge batch when I harvest most of our basil and keep pesto in the freezer for the rest of the year. Freezes great! :)

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  3. Fresh pesto is so delicious. I like it on cold spaghetti! Thanks for sharing with #overthemoon!

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    1. It is! I've never tried it on cold spaghetti, but I can see how it would be tasty like cold pizza. :)

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  4. Basil pesto is a must for summer. Thank you so much for sharing this with the Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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    1. Agreed! I like to make a big batch at the end of summer for the rest of the year. :)

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  5. I make a lot of pesto. This looks great. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoy. :)

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    2. I knew my little basil plant had a purpose! Now I know what!

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    3. Hope you enjoy this basil pesto! :)

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  6. We love pesto! I am so happy that we have a healthy, thriving basil plant. Posts like this would be great for the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop. http://skipthebag.blogspot.com/2016/08/waste-less-wednesday-blog-hop-1.html

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  7. It's great how you can make your own flavorful pesto! I'll stop by your blog hop soon. :)

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