Spring and summer means using the freshest ingredients possible! I begin with planting seedlings in my Tower Garden so that as soon as the chance of frost passes, I can transfer my plants from inside to around my patio. Basil is my favorite herb due to its intense flavor and beautiful color – it adds to any dish of fresh, raw ingredients.
Incredibly flavorful, pesto can be tossed with 1 lb. pasta, spread on crusty bread and sandwiches (paninis!), or sprinkled on pizza. Pesto freezes very well in a small cup-sized container for up to 9 months.
Add herbs, garlic, salt and pepper to food processor and process finely. Add remaining ingredients but do not over-process; the nuts should be in discernible pieces.
PESTO printable .pdf