Saturday, September 26, 2015

Our Favorite Basil Pesto

Simply Homemade: The Best Basil Pesto

One of our favorite fresh garden herbs is basil. My sister and I were both making basil pesto around the same time so we decided it would be a great little recipe to share. Fresh basil is great in salads, sandwiches, beverages, soups and pasta dishes. One of our favorite things about making your pesto ahead of time is that you can freeze it so when you are in the middle of winter, you can still bring some summer freshness from the garden into your meal.

4 cups fresh basil leaves
4 garlic cloves
1/2 c sunflower seeds
1/2 c shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 c olive oil
2 T lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. I freeze mine in ice cube trays but Angie had a great idea and uses small muffin tins. After they are frozen, remove from trays and keep in a freezer baggie until you need them. Use one square of frozen pesto for a pasta recipe that serves 4.

Enjoy and be blessed!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi and Angie


  1. I love basil, too. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by!