Summer is just around the corner and that means lots of goodies from the garden. Some of those delicious goodies are fresh herbs! There’s nothing like the scent and taste of sweet basil at this time of year. This Homemade Basil Pesto is the perfect sauce for easy summertime meals.
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- 3 C. Basil Leaves (Lightly Packed)
- 1 C. Oregano Leaves (Lightly Packed)
- 2-3 Cloves Garlic
- ¼ C. Pepitas (Pumpkin seeds)
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- ¼ to ½ C. Olive Oil
- ¼ C. Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
- In a food processor, pulse garlic and pepitas until finely minced.
- Add basil and oregano to the mixture and pulse until minced.
- Add salt and oil to the mixture and blend. Start with ¼ C. oil and add more to desired consistency.
- Add cheese and process just enough to blend.
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Homemade Basil Pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. Store it in a small container with a little oil over the top to prevent browning. Pesto can also be frozen if desired.
This versatile Homemade Basil Pesto is scrumptious on fish, chicken, and of course, pasta! I served it the other day with turkey meatballs that were a little too dry. My Homemade Basil Pesto really saved the day! If you’re looking for a simple, easy, and tasty way to dress up your summertime dinner, this Homemade Basil Pesto is just what you’re looking for!
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Have your ever made Homemade Pesto? What’s your favorite way to serve it? Please share in the comments section.
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
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