During the summer, al my other plants could not survive the heat except for basil. It is one of the easiest plants to grow. I usually have so much of it than I can use. I have tried drying it but Bermuda is too humid for drying, it just gets mouldy. I will probably try to oven dry it.
The other option would be to make pesto, but I usually do not have all the ingredients. I love pesto with garlic bread and each time we eat out I have it if it is available. It is so easy to make that I should have some more often but I get caught up doing other things
I harvested some leaves and had enough to fill 3 cups. There is nothing that makes me as happy as growing my own food. It saves me money and I can eat what I want.
To make pesto, you just dump all the ingredients in the food processor and that is all you have to do really. How easy is that.I love pesto on bread but you can also use it in pasta recipes and as a marinate. If you make more than enough to eat you can freeze it as well.
- 3 cups basil, packed
- ½ cup pine nuts
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Dump all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
- Serve with bread or use in pasta dishes or as a marinate.