Monday, June 20, 2011

Basil = Summertime!

Fresh basil from my front porch! I feel like it's finally summer when I can make pesto, one of my all-time favorite meals.

Here's a great basil pesto recipe... with mint added in for a little twist:

Basil-Mint Pesto
1 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves

1/8 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Pulse basil, mint, pine nuts & cheese in food processor. Drizzle in olive oil and process to combine. Continue adding oil to desired consistency. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Serve it on pasta, or over chicken. Sooo easy and super yummy!


  1. Hey, Karissa! I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your writing style and your ideas so far. Come visit us at our little home on the internet:)

  2. thank you for the lovely compliment, Ashley! I will most definitely come visit!