With Labor Day around the corner my basil garden is almost finished. It lasted through the summer and actually seemed to thrive in the heat as long as I remembered to water it. To me biting into basil is summer. It’s fresh and green and kind of spicy and so versitile. There is pesto and fresh basil torn and tossed in a salad. Basil added to tomato sauce or basil on grilled fish or chicken and on and on…It’s also good for you with a lot of nutrients, especially Vitamin K! And it is an anti-inflammatory, too. Hooray for basil!! This is my favorite pesto recipe.
2 cups of basil 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts 2 medium sized garlic cloves, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste