This year we planted a couple of squares of basil in our square foot garden. This photo was taken about a month ago, and the plants have grown a lot since then! I was excited to try some new recipes using our fresh basil. Including homemade pesto.
Pesto is simple to make and made from such simple ingredients!
I only have a mini food processor, so I had to do my recipe in two batches.
Have you ever had bruschetta?
I bought some baguettes and sliced them in small sections and set them under the broiler for a couple of minutes (just until they started to toast) then I spooned on some homemade bruschetta on them. Fresh tomatoes, basil…it was absolutely delicious!
I made it by dicing up tomatoes, adding some chopped basil, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt. Just make it to your taste…like an Italian salsa and spoon it onto chips, pita bread, or baguette slices.
Spaghetti With Sautéed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes
recipe & image source here.