Made classic pesto today – the basil is taking over the garden.
Took me most of the morning to wash and strip two of the biggest bushes…
The basic recipe (adapt as needed) is –

2 cups of fresh basil, packed
3 tbspn pine nuts
3 tbspn parmesan
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

You can use other nuts or herbs – experiment! Just don’t do what I did and think I could whip it up in a blender – the blades won’t handle it. The mincer attachment on the juicer didn’t work too well either… Perhaps a food processor would be better?
The finished result. It doesn’t look as green as it should – possibly too much handling. Tastes good, though!

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