I bought a pound of basil from a friend's farm this morning. I wasn't quite sure what I would do with a whole pound of basil, but I was happy to help them out and I knew I could find something to do with it. It baked in the car for a bit while I was visiting my horse, and it made my car smell fabulous. Then I finally brought it home and decided to make some pesto. I made 3 batches...and there is still basil left.
3 jars of pesto
still enough basil left for a 4th jar...
I used my little food processor for each batch. It worked like a champ, but it was getting a little tired by the end...I could smell the motor getting burned out.
These pestos are great for pasta dishes or as a dip with crackers.