Matthew’s Kitchen: Impeccable Pesto

Hello, fellow food-lovers! Matthew here!

Here at Apple Blossom, we currently have an overabundance of basil… so I decided to make pesto! I would love to share this recipe with you. We will be selling pesto kits in the store as long as supplies last, and my family says this recipe is amazing!

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Here is what you will need:
4 cups basil, packed
1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 large garlic cloves, whole
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
A blender

 

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First, purée basil and olive oil in the blender. You may need to stir in between blending until all basil is puréed.

 

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Once the basil is puréed, add pine nuts, garlic cloves, and salt and blend until smooth.

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Look at the wonderful treat you just made! Delicious! Taste a little of it plain to make sure you are satisfied with the amount of salt. To store your pesto, just cover it and put it in the fridge. In our house, it is usually gone before the day is over!

I like to use pesto in many different ways, including on pizza, pasta, chicken, and even sandwiches!

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Come visit our store this weekend for a chance to taste my Impeccable Pesto, and get ingredients to make it yourself at home! How do you like your pesto? Let us know!

Enjoy!

Matthew Hanson

 

 

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