Super Easy Freezer-Friendly Pesto Recipe

We are loving this delicious pesto recipe and you will, too. You can use it in so many recipes; salads, sandwiches, pasta… it’s endless! Here is a simple freezer-friendly pesto you can make so you always have some on hand.

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Basic Pesto for Freezing
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Put everything in a food processor and pulse until you get the consistency you want. It will make one half pint.
Val packed hers in half pint mason jars (leaving 1/2 inch head space) then froze.   I filled a few ice cube trays up with mine, froze them and then popped the cubes into a zip-lock bag for long term storage in the freezer.   As I had more than I could fit into my trays, I filled a few baby-food jars with the remaining pesto and froze.   I love adapting recipes and added a handful of spinach and a handful of Parmesan cheese to the batch of pesto that I made.

5 Comments

  1. I love your blog – great ideas. I am looking forward to reading more.

  2. I like Pesto a lot, and think that your post is a good example of creativity at it’s finest moment. You are inspiring many people, by expressing your own experience of making it, and this is what may lead others to create a lot of their own food accompaniments at home. You have definetly inspired me that’s for sure. Why pay more, when you can make your very own. 🙂 With an eye on it too. A whole new light to a very much more fulfilling experience.

    Wonderful blog you have here.

  3. Oh wow, bookmarking this recipe right now! I *love* pesto but never imagined it could be so easy to make at home. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, as well as visiting my blog!

    Have a fabulous Saturday!

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