Categories
Pizza & Flatbreads

Pesto

What you will need

Staple Pantry Items 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Refrigerator Items

Fresh Basil
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Garlic
Fresh Lemons (for Lemon Juice)
Kitchen Equipment 
Food Processor
Lemon Squeezer   

Recipe

2 4oz Packages of Fresh Basil
1 Cup Shredded Parmesan
6 Cloves Garlic
4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

Before you begin 

Remove Basil Leaves from Stem and set aside. 

Juice Fresh Lemons to produce 4 Tablespoons worth of Juice

In your Food Processor add

2 4oz Packages of Fresh Basil
1 Cup Shredded Parmesan
6 Cloves Garlic
4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Blend for ~1 minute 

Check for taste.

If the Pesto Tastes bland, try adding just a pinch of salt. 

Blend again for 30 seconds

You’re ready to enjoy your Homemade Pesto! 

FAQS

How long will the Pesto Keep?

Place the leftover Pesto in an airtight container and store it in your refrigerator. The Pesto will last seven days. 

Can I freeze Pesto?

If you have a lot of Peso leftover, you can freeze it for later use. I’d recommend putting the Pesto in small jars and freezing them. To thaw Pesto, just set the jar in your refrigerator the night before you want to use it!