I bought a bunch of basil leaves during one of my groceries trip some time ago. I needed to use just a little bit but they don’t sell it in small packet. So I stashed the rest into the freezer. It was 3 weeks ago.
Too lazy to think of what I can do with it, might as well make pesto. Didn’t have pine nut so I used walnut instead.
1 clove garlic
A handful of basil
1/4 cup walnut
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
A squeeze of lemon juice
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
In a food processor, blitz garlic and basil. Add walnuts and half of the cheese. Drizzle in olive oil while blitzing the mixture. Add a bit more cheese and olive oil until it reaches the consistency you want. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
A friend suggested to add in some coriander leaves. You might want to make a separate batch and try it out.