I’m so happy yo have Christina from Food Apparel here with us today! She’s brought an awesome recipe to share~
Quick and Easy Pesto and Freezing Tips looks amazing! Enjoy…
Learn how to make the freshest and tastiest from-scratch pesto! And also, learn how to freeze it so you can enjoy all year long!
I’m Christina from Food Apparel. I love this time of year. It’s warm and green, and just fabulous! Just makes me want to sing and dance. And did I mention…..eat?
Speaking of eat…….have you ever made your own pesto? This version I love so much! It is a traditional version that sticks with a base of basil, pinenuts, garlic, parmesan, olive oil. So easy! Pesto means like ground up (or something like that – coming from pestle (aka – mortar and pestle)). Am I making this up? Maybe.Seems to make sense though. 😉
How to enjoy pesto? If you’ve never had it you are in for a treat. You can enjoy it on pretty much EVERYTHING! Pasta (very popular), poultry, grilled cheese sandwich, or another sandwich spread……it’s so delicious!
And now the next best part – you can totally freeze it! I like putting my finished mixture in ice cube trays. Then when it hardens, I take it out and throw into a freezer bag. I can just take out what I want because it’s portioned out so easily. When I thaw it out and get it ready, I do need to usually add a little liquid over some low heat. A little more olive oil, or even just water will help reach a good consistency.
Give pesto a try! I know you will be friends.
- 2 ounces fresh basil leaves (about 3 cups loose pack)
- 1 large garlic clove
- ½ cup raw pine nuts (shelled) or almonds (about 2.5 to 3 ounces)
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (3.5 – 4 ounces)
- ¾ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend, on medium speed, until the mixture forms a pace, usually 30 seconds, to 1 minute. You may need to scrape the sides down a couple of times.
- If you want to freeze, place sauce into ice cube trays. Freeze until solid. Then transfer to freezer bag.
- When you are ready to use it, take the amount you want, warm over low heat in a saucepan. You may need to add a little olive oil or water to get desired consistency.
Here are a few other recipes of Christina’s for you to enjoy…
Have a wonderful Monday!
Much Love and Peace~