I started growing basil last year after my grandma gave me some plants from her out of control basil plant. I didn’t have a plan for it, but I rarely turn down a free plant! We soon realized how easy it was to grow and how easy pesto is to make. I found this pesto recipe and just very slightly adapted it to the one below (mine just leaves out parsley because I never have fresh parsley on hand).
3/4 cup basil leaves
4 garlic cloves
1/3 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese grated
3 Tablespoons pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
Off the same blog I got the Pesto recipe from we’ve made this yummy Corn, Pesto and Tomato Pizza several times. This year making the pizza was extra exciting because the basil, garlic, corn, and tomatoes for the recipe all came out of the garden. We also made a second pizza that night with tomatoes and zucchini. So it was pretty close to a garden feast!
It’s been pretty hot lately, so rather than turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen Nate fired up his grill and heated the two pizzas up there. They turned out just perfect!