how to make organic pesto

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So you’ve started your own organic herb garden and your plants are thriving. Well done!

Chances are, basil was one of the first herbs you started growing on your own. These beauties grow quickly and can produce so many leaves that it can be hard to keep up with. Here’s a quick and easy garden to table recipe to help you get through your basil harvest.

here’s what you need to get started: 

  • 2 cups of fresh basil
  • 2 – 3 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup of organic olive oil
  • ½ a fresh lemon
  • Salt and pepper

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step 1.

Thoroughly wash your basil to make sure all the earth from your garden is cleaned off.

step 2.

Combine the basil, garlic, pumpkin seeds, and ¼ cup of oil in a blender or food processor. Pulse for about a minute, until all the ingredients are broken down and incorporated.

step 3.

Slowly add the remaining oil until you get your desired texture.

step 4.

Add lemon juice and pulse the blender or food processor to combine.

step 5.

Salt and pepper to taste. You can store this pesto in an airtight container. It should keep for about 3-5 days in the refrigerator.


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