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Homemade Pesto from the Garden
Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On July 6, 2009 @ 9:15 am In Garden,Homemade,How To | 12 Comments
Learn how to make Homemade Pesto from the garden with this simple recipe:
1/3 cup pine nuts
Handful of mint leaves
Several handfuls of basil leaves
Handful of spinach leaves
2 garlic cloves
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
**Sorry I didn’t take exact measurements, as I just used what I had picked and added enough olive oil to reach the consistency I wanted.
1. Add pine nuts and mint in the food processor.
2. Fill the food processor with basil leaves. Then pulse a few times before adding a handful of spinach. Add olive oil until it reached the consistency I wanted plus about 1 tsp salt and a few dashes of pepper. Pulse until reaches the consistency you wish. Use immediately or freeze for use in future meal.
Because I didn’t use it right away, I froze it in 2 portions…one I plan to use for a chicken pesto recipe, and the other with pasta!
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