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.
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.
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.