Quick & Simple Fresh Pesto Recipe

Quick & Simple Fresh Pesto Recipe


Can you even have summer without copious amounts of basil? I'm the first to admit I like to grow basil for it's companion planting desires, and all the bees it attracts to the garden. (Yes, I let mine flower)! I also love to have caprese once or twice a week when the tomatoes are ripe! But it's been a while since I made pesto. 

And, it's so easy! As I was throwing the recipe together I thought, I should blog about this!
No, wait - everyone knows how to make pesto!
So, what! I'm going to blog about it anyway.
You talk to yourself, too right?


I whipped this up in less than 30 minutes from picking the basil. And, then dinner was ready in an hour once we topped it on baked spaghetti squash with extra grape tomatoes. It was delicious! And, anything I make homemade has to be quick and easy. 



Basil (at least a cup of fresh leaves)
1/3 cup of olive oil or sunflower oil
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese grated
1/2 cup of nuts (most recipes call for walnut or pine nuts but any unsalted nuts will do)
3 garlic cloves
Sea Salt for taste

Combine all of your ingredients in a food processor and give it a few spins. Add more oil if needed and salt to taste! It's that easy. The after photo isn't as great as the before, but trust me it was delicious.

Two simple ways to keep chickens out of garden beds

Two simple ways to keep chickens out of garden beds