Basil pesto is, by far, my favorite way to use basil.
I haven’t had much luck with planting basil around in my flower garden. Something tends to nibble it down to nothingness before it reaches the ripe old age of 1 inch tall! Instead, I plant several large pots and keep them on the deck. The past two years I haven’t had any potted flowers on the deck, but I must say I think the basil was just as pretty and the smell of it is wonderful.
I hope I have enough pesto frozen to get us through the winter because I haven’t run out of great ways of using it yet. My tummy is starting to grumble just thinking about it, so I will have to go get some out of the freezer to use for dinner tomorrow night. Now, I know there are lots of other types of pesto’s to be made out there. I am looking forward to making more cilantro pesto this winter
Here are a few ways I like to use Basil Pesto:
- On Pasta
- On toast
- On toast, then add a slice of cheese, then add a slice of tomato
- On fish
- Add it to sour cream for a dip or use as topping (like potato)
- add it to Quark, spread on cracker or toast
- mix it in while making a quiche
How do you use Basil Pesto? Are there any other pesto’s you make?