Over the weekend I was given the most amazing gift – a basil plant. Well, more accurately, a basil bush.
This thing is HUGE! I am going to be eating basil for months.
Life is hard 😉
After weekend of family, world cup, friends, and laziness, fresh foods were in order. The perfect opportunity to use some of my new pesto and to make, dare I say, the perfect pesto.
If you haven’t tried pesto, or if you’ve only had it as a sauce on pasta, you are missing out. It is simple to make, but seems gourmet, and it’s packed with flavor and nutrients.
Pesto is perfect on bread, as a dip, or even just by the spoonful. Try today’s recipe and save some (if you can stop yourself from eating it all) for tomorrow’s fun and fantastic recipe 😉
1 cup basil
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon, juiced/squeezed
1 tbsp parmesan cheese (vegan works too!)
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1/4 cup almonds
pinch of sea salt
water, if needed, to thin it out
Add all ingredients to your blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
What is your favorite fresh herb to grow in your garden? How do you love to make your pesto? Share in the comments below.
Peace and Love,