One of the best things about my summer garden is basil. It grows so well and I am always looking for things to do with it. I harvested a bunch of it and decided to make some pesto. Pesto is one of my absolute favorite sauces and I love how versatile it is. I like to make huge batches of it and freeze it so I have it on hand whenever I need it. Definitely give this recipe a try!


  • 3 cups of fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Combine the garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse.

Once it is minced, add the basil leaves, salt and a splash of oil and pulse until it is coarsely chopped and combined.

Slowly begin adding the remaining oil until the pesto is smooth.

Lastly add the cheese and mix one more time.

Serve over pasta or store in freezer bags to store for future use.