I was at a backyard summer soiree this last weekend and was talking with a friend about
how much basil he had in his backyard.

I said,
“You should totally make pesto!”

He replied with,
“Pesto is made out of basil?”

So this is for all of those how may have known, (or in my friends case), not known, that basil is the key ingredient in pesto. It’s super easy to make and freezes beautifully! Thanks to Gourmet Magazine, here is a recipe that is easy to follow for those interested in putting all that basil to good use!


You Will Need:
3 large garlic cloves
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 oz Parmigiano-Reggiano, coarsely grated (2/3 cup)
1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups loosely packed fresh basil
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Here’s How You Make it
With food processor running, drop in garlic and finely chop. Stop motor and add nuts, cheese, salt, pepper, and basil, then process until finely chopped. With motor running, add oil, blending until incorporated.

There are so many different things you can pair with pesto-Let us know what’s best!