If you don’t know How to Make Fresh Basil Pesto, I am here to help. There is nothing like fragrant basil pesto to liven up a simple meal. Whether you toss with pasta or potatoes, spread on grilled cheese sandwiches or pizza,  or use to top salmon, fresh beats the jar every time!
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Let’s Talk Basil:

When it comes to basil, fresh is best! Growing your own in a raised bed herb garden is a great way to go, but if that isn’t going to work for you I find that buying a basil plant is the most economical way to use basil. I keep one or two plants on my porch or counter and pick leaves as I need them. A plant usually lasts me a month and costs $2.99 at Trader Joe’s whereas an already picked bunch costs $4.99 and only stays good a few days.


How to Make Fresh Basil Pesto:

To make pesto you will need a food processor. If a big one isn’t in your budget, Cuisinart makes a fabulous mini processor for around $35! (affiliate links)



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