This year the kids grew herbs for their summer garden, plus a few tomato plants. They harvested about two bowls full of basil and there is still a ton left to enjoy. Little J me helped make some pesto.
We didn't use pesticides, so it really just needed a quick rinse and pat dry.
Freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese.
The kids love the mini pasta shapes.
Yummy pasta with pesto!
I don't really have a measured recipe that I use...just to taste. I start with a lot of fresh basil and put that in a food processor and pulse. Then I add the freshly grated parmigiano reggiano or other like cheese, walnuts or pinenuts, and fresh garlic and pulse this until course. I then drizzle olive oil while processing. Finally, I add salt and whatever else I think it could use a little more of and pulse until it's a nice consistancy.