Basil Pesto Recipe

ImageImageOver the weekend we had a causality.  The daunting task of mowing the lawn left two basil plants wounded and in need of help.  I quickly scooped the marred plants up and brought them to recovery.  To some this might seem as a great tragedy (which is true for the creatures that enjoy munching on my basil plants).  To me this is a golden opportunity to make pesto.  Now lets all take this moment to thank the basil plants for giving up their lives in this terrible lawn mowing accident.


5 cups fresh basil

1/4 cup pignolis (pine nuts) 

3 tablespoons crushed garlic

Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Juice of 1 Lemon

1 1/2 cups Olive Oil 

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan 


Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend (that was easy).  This pesto is great for pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and more. 




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