Garden Fresh Creamy Pesto Recipe

Easy and fresh are a given when you grow your own herbs.  One of the easiest herbs to grow in the summer garden is basil.  I want to share with you a quick and extremely easy recipe that you are going to love. In this post enjoy my garden fresh creamy pesto recipe.

Garden Fresh Creamy Pesto Recipe

basil from indoor garden

This creamy pesto recipe tastes amazing with fresh bread or on my Pesto Party Pizza. I hope you take advantage of the print option feature on the recipe below.  There are also a few links at the bottom of this post featuring the creamy pesto recipe.

You will need FRESH BASIL for this recipe.  There is no reason you can’t grow your own pesto year-round.  Please see my growing tips featured on my website.

New Growth From Basil Indoors
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Parmesan cheese
  • walnuts
  • garlic
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Sugar

In this recipe, I use walnuts because it is what I have on hand almost year-round.  You can use Pine Nuts for this recipe but they can be expensive and hard to find.  Scroll down to get the details on the Creamy Pesto Printable Recipe card on my site.  Don’t forget to reach out to me to let me know if you have questions.

Creamy Garden Fresh Pesto

You will need FRESH BASIL for this recipe.  There is no reason you can’t grow your own pesto year-round.  Please see my growing tips featured on my website.

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    Creamy Pesto From The Garden

    Creamy Pesto From The Garden

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups fresh packed basil leaves (press down in measuring cup)
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup walnuts
    • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
    • 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
    • PINCH of sugar

    Instructions

    1. Only use the LEAVES for this recipe – No flowers or steam from the plant.
    2. Cold water wash for these leaves and do not use soap!
    3. Add nuts, oil, garlic, and cheese to the blender.
    4. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender, and possibly a hand chopper ( Pampered Chef tool). those are chopped ( be careful not to liquefy) add the basil to the batch and chop thoroughly.
    5. This pesto can be mixed but be sure to add the cheese after thawing. Adding sugar to this recipe will bring out more of the natural flavor.

    Other Creative Basil Ideas

    Let’s Connect

    I would love to hear what you enjoy using pesto in. Please share by commenting below on this post or reach out on my contact page.
     
    Happy Creamy Pesto Making,

    3 thoughts on “Garden Fresh Creamy Pesto Recipe”

    1. My favorite noodle right now is egg noodles. I can’t stop!
      I love that you include cream in your pesto. Must make it extra rich. Wonder, have you tried adding pine nuts to this recipe? LOVE those!

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    2. Pesto! My favorite ingredient mainly for pasta! Never prepared pesto this way Something new is worth a try. Thanks for the idea! Well done

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