Basil Pesto – The best King in your kitchen

Hello my dear readers!

Today my post is about the king in OUR life.

The BASIL

If you never pay attention to the basil, shame on you. You are totally ignorant.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Your Basil Pesto
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Your Basil Pesto

So, what should you know about our king?

For the start the word “basil” derives from the Greek work “basileus” which means “KING”.

If that is not enough some people called basil the “royal herb”.

What else should you know? Maybe the country of origin?

INDIA!

It is believed that basil has origins in India.

Since now you know the basic of the basil we can start our cooking show.

Let’s make the basil pesto.

BASIC BASIL KNOWLEDGE

1.Wash your basil with cold water. Never use warm water because it will wilt them.

2. Dry the basil well using a kitchen towel.

3. Chop the basil and garlic before you put them into food processor.

Are you ready for the next step?

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients

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Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves

10 cloves of garlic

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:

Wash the basil with cold water then dry.

Using your kitchen knife chop the basil and garlic.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves

Place the chopped basil, garlic in a food processor.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves in a food processor
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves in a food processor

Add 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper.

Pulse until finally chopped.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients Garlic,Basil leaves,olive oil,salt and pepper finaly chopped in a food processor
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients Garlic,Basil leaves,olive oil,salt and pepper finaly chopped in a food processor

Label, date and store. You can also freeze.

Enjoy!

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie

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Basil Pesto - The best King in your kitchen
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The best basil pesto you will ever make. And healthy!
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Wash the basil with cold water then dry.
  3. Using your kitchen knife chop the basil and garlic.
  4. Place the chopped basil, garlic in a food processor.
  5. Add ½ cup olive oil, ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper.
  6. Pulse until finally chopped.
  7. Label, date and store. You can also freeze.
  8. Enjoy!

You can use basil pesto for many dishes.

FIVE WAYS TO USE BASIL PESTO

  1. Spread on a flat bread
  2. Replace Pizza Sauce
  3. Spread on a chicken sandwich
  4. Use with grilled steak
  5. Drizzle pesto over your breakfast eggs…

I used it with…PASTA

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Add to pasta
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Add to pasta

Storage

1.In a Jar in the fridge – Fill a jar to the top. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top and seal closed to keep pesto green.

You can keep it in the fridge for about 2 weeks if you continue to cover the top with olive oil.

2. Ice cube tray – place basil pesto into ice cube tray and freeze. Then use frozen pesto cubes and store in plastic freezer bags.

You can keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

I hope you enjoy this post and you are inspired to make it yourself.

Special Comment

Be aware that this pesto is full of the garlic. And I mean FULL!!!

I use sometimes 15 cloves of garlic in this recipe. (yes, I know but I believe garlic is good for you…)

And I also don’t use Parmesan cheese or pine nuts.

I like simple combo of the garlic, the olive oil and the king basil.

If you are still questioning my recipe please DON’T!

Healthy is good for you. Your body and your soul will say:THANK YOU!

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