Homemade basil pesto has become a staple around our house. I’ve been making pesto in a blender, without a food processor.
Earlier this summer, I was gifted two gorgeous basil plants. We’re talking perfectly green and leafy, my friends. They smell wonderful.
I’ve babied these basil plants in large pots on my back deck. They’ve thrived and grown big and tall, planted next to two cherry tomato plants that have gotten a little crazy.
What to do, what to do with all this lovely basil? 😉
Make pesto, of course. Gobs of it.
We’ve slathered yummy pesto onto my homemade pretzel bread and made scrumptious pesto pasta with chicken (recipe coming soon).
I even brought it to a church picnic, ya’ll. It’s that good.
I’ve misplaced the proper blade for my food processor, so I’ve been making pesto with my Blendtec blender, using the smaller sized twister jar — it’s easy to scrape the pesto out of this special blender jar. This is my go-to recipe now.
Making Pesto in a Blender
- 2 cups basil leaves
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I’ve also used dried parmesan in a pinch)
Place the basil, walnuts, and garlic cloves in your blender and process until minced.
Add oil and pulse until combined.
Add parmesan and process until smooth.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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