Basil is one of the fastest growing herbs in the AeroGarden so here is a recipe that focuses 100% on basil. Use right away on toast, in sandwiches, with crackers, mixed with warm pasta – or freeze and pull it out in the middle of winter to bring tastes of summer back when the temps are cold outside.
- 2 cups of basil
- 3 cloves of minced garlic (more or less to taste)
- 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
- 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup parmesean cheese (more or less to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Pulse basil, garlic and toasted pine nuts in a food processor until coarsely combined. Slowly add oil while processor is running until mixture is smooth. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and add parmesean cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately and store in refrigerator. If freezing, transfer to freezer safe bowl and top with olive oil.
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