My basil plant was starting to get obnoxiously big and I absolutely looove pesto so I decided to make some! I did not have any pine nuts so I decided to wing it without them and it tastes great..so this recipe is perfect for those who may be lacking the pine nuts or have a nut allergy!
What you need:
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Garlic cloves
1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (optional- Can also add this when ready to serve)
1/3 cup pine nuts (optional)
Place basil, garlic, Parmesan, and a portion of the oil in a high powered blender or food processor and blend, then gradually add the rest of the olive oil. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. This recipe is very quick and easy and the best part: a tiny amount of pesto goes a long way so you’ll be able to add some fresh flavor to many of your favorite dishes! Hope you enjoy! Happy Thursday!