Italian pesto


Pesto is easy to make and will only take you a couple of minutes. It is traditionally made with pine nuts, but you can use walnuts as a substitute if you prefer.


Pine nuts or walnuts

Olive oil


parmesan cheese



Turn your blender on and drop two tablespoons of coarsely chopped pine nuts in. Once finely minced turn off the blender, add three tablespoons of olive oil and pulse four times.

Add four cups of your homegrown basil leaves, ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese, and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the blender. Mix until finely minced. This should provide you with ¾ cup of traditional pesto. Serve, refrigerate leftovers and enjoy!