Recipe : Fall is here, homemade pesto time !

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October is finally here, colors are changing and… your basil is looking sad  !

Some basil plants are slowly growing flowers, their leaves are getting harder and wilted… the season is ending, it’s time to do something ! Cut the flowers, bring your plant home and make it last a little longer ? Or harvest and dry ? or harvest, chop and freeze ? Or harvest and make a pesto ? or harvest and use in olive oil ?  or let the flowers grow into seeds to make sure you have basil to plant next year ?!?

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There are definitely many options with basil at the end of the season but for today, if you think about making a homemade pesto, I got you covered…

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Ingredients : 

  • 35 g basil
  • 80 g pine nut
  • 60 g parmesan cheese
  • 80 g olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt

Preparation : 

  • With a blender:
    • Grind parmesan cheese if not done already.
    • In your blender bowl, combine olive oil, pine nut and garlic and blend at high speed.
    • Add basil and blend at medium speed.
    • Add ground parmesan cheese and blend at low speed.
    • Season and store in a jar.
  • With a pestle :
    • Smash garlic and pine nut.
    • Add basil and make a paste.
    • In a bowl combine the smashed ingredients together with parmesan cheese, stir and slowly add olive oil.
    • Season and store in a jar.

Et… voilà, Bonne dégustation !


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