Pesto Definition: A sauce used in Italian cuisine, typically made by blending olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated parmesan cheese; it is served hot or cold over pasta, meat, or fish. Where pine nuts are expensive, sunflower seeds are sometimes substituted.
Fresh Basil & Parsley Pesto might just be one of the very easiest meals you’ll ever prepare!
It’s so very versatile!
Most of the ingredients can be found already in your herb garden and pantry.
My experience growing Basil and Parsley is that they are both hearty plants that take off with basic matinance.
Plants give up the will to live the second they cast chlorophyll my direction.
I have a purple sparkley thumb so if I can keep it alive and have it thrive, my friend you will have NO trouble. 🙂
Basil & Parsley Pesto is excellent served hot or cold.
8 Ingredients blended together can be an addition to a meal, served as a snack, as a main course and easily stored or frozen for later!
Grab your blender or food processor.
3 Cups of Basil (Fresh Leaves)
1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Cloves of Garlic
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Crushed Pine Nuts
1 Cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese
3/4 Cup Parsley
Pepper (to taste)
Hit the puree button and let it go to town.
It took longer to gather the ingredients than it will be to make it.
When it’s all blended together you are ready to serve it!
Basil & Parsley Pesto freezes VERY WELL.
Fill an ice cube try with your pesto, freeze and pop them out to store in a Ziploc freezer bag until you are ready to use them.
Bonus to that is you can take out the exact amount you need for each meal. 🙂
When the garden explodes… use it’s bounty and save it for another day this way!
Around here Basil & Parsley Pesto is a favorite after school snack. They LOVE to dip bagel chips in Pesto or Hummus.
Basil & Parsley Pesto to jazz up a plain sandwich
Stores well in the fridge in a tightly sealed jar.
Basil and Parsley have such amazing health benefits that are often over looked because we simply don’t know how to effectively incorporate them into our diets.
Baisl & Parsley Pesto is an excellent way to recieve all of the healthy benefits while also enjoying a tasty meal.
My Handsome Prince calls Pesto “chick food” which means in Prince code that he does not care for it much and would rather not be served this item again. 😉
The other 5 of us… yes that does include 1 male… could live on Basil & Parsley Pesto.
Kids come home and grab pesto instead of junk.
Freezing will allow you to enjoy Basil & Parsley Pesto year round for a fraction of the cost. 🙂
Love the savings and the dish!
The fragrant aroma makes my kitchen smell like an Italian Fairytale.
Also serves as a warning to the Prince to high tail it to Jack in the Box for “man food”. 🙂
It’s super simple but if you do it with love, you’ll out do yourself every time!
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