Introduction: Fresh, Easy Basil Pesto
If you like the idea of growing your own herbs, and making a delicious meal using them, this 'ible is for you.
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Step 1: Grow Some Basil Plants
I grew some sweet basil plants from seeds. I actually grew two batches, in case one didn't produce well.
Step 2: Gather Ingredients
I used the following blend:
1 cup of loose fresh-cut basil leaves
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
a dash of salt, a dash of pepper
3 peeled and trimmed cloves of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
Combine everything but the olive oil in your food processor. Do a first chop, to get everything loosely mixed. Enjoy the strong basil smell.
If your mixer can run with the top open (mine doesn't) pour the olive oil slowly into the mixture while running your mixer. I think this will make your pesto more firm, and less liquid, by sort of whipping up your olive oil.
Step 3: Enjoy!
I put this batch in a seal container, in my fridge, but I used some bread to wipe out my mixing bowl. I would recommend that clean up method :)
Thanks for reading!