As everything is starting to ripen we are starting to use all the fresh produce and herbs we can. I don’t know why I have never made pesto. We love it but I usually just pick up a jar of it. This year with being home all the time we are growing all our own herbs, red peppers, hot peppers, and cherry tomatoes. The basil has taken off so we wanted to use a bunch of it to make pesto. Let’s just say no more jarred pesto if we can help it!
Verdict: Pesto is so easy to make! The hardest part was finding the pine nuts to make it. Three grocery stores were out and in the fourth even the clerk had a hard time finding them. But, we scored. This is easy, delicious, and so much better than jarred sauce.
We served this over frozen tortellini with extra shredded Parmesan cheese and still had plenty left for extra topping for sandwiches. The best part is that if you have an abundance of basil pesto and basil both freeze well for future use.
Homemade Pesto with Tortellini