Basil Pesto

Basil is really easy to grow over the summer months  and making Basil Pesto is so rewarding, Last summer I made so much I froze it into ice cube trays and just took a cube out when I needed some. Recipe by Ripe


  • 4 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts  ( can use sunflower seeds, almonds , pumpkin  seeds as we ll )
  • 1 1/2 cups of  Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste


  1.  Lightly Toast the  nuts or seeds
  2. In a food processor bowl place the basil leaves , parmesan , nuts and garlic
  3. With the motor running of the food processor, slowly  pour  in the oil until a thick paste is formed
  4. Season with salt
  5. Store in a sealed container in the fridge

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