GMan was weeding the vegie garden today and discovered that the basil had grown too large and had collapsed under its own weight.
So, I was the lucky recipient of a large bunch of basil.
I removed all of the leaves, washed and spun them dry. Then it was time to make basil pesto.
I did not use pine nuts but instead I used a combination of almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and pepitas. There is no recipe as such but I used garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In addition to the standard ingredients I also added some nutritional yeast and a tablespoon of lemon juice.
This was the yield. It is not the most exciting photo so I added the jar of home-grown flowers which I was gifted yesterday.
There is no photo but we had pesto with our homemade gnocchi, tomato sauce and olives. YUM!