Earlier this spring I decided that I wanted to grow my own herbs for the summer. So I did! I went and bought some little seedlings, dumped them into a container, and let Mother Nature do her job. Prior to planting the seeds, I had pinned several links about gardening and planting herbs... did I read any of those before dumping the seeds? No, of course not. I really had no idea what I was doing.
Then, I left for vacation and spent several days away from my house and left my little herbs to survive on their own. When I returned home I was surprised (and shocked!) to see that my basil plant had grown tremendously. I searched around for Jack (and the beanstalk) to make sure he wasn't leaving any magic beans around.
Tonight, my bf and I decided to make pesto pasta using the magical basil plant that grew in my little garden. It was quite delightful. Below you will find our recipe!
Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 clove minced garlic
8 oz penne pasta
1 cup chopped tomatoes
- In food processor (or blender in our case!), combine basil, cheese, oil, pine nuts and garlic and blend until smooth.
- Toss basil mixture with cooked pasta and tomatoes. Sprinkle with parmesan and enjoy! :)
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