Friday, July 16, 2010

Fresh from the garden . . .

Well. . .what must you do when the basil is growing like a weed . . .
and the garlic is "in bulb" ???
What a wonderful fresh melange of flavors!
So simple . . . . the only accompaniments needed are a piece of fresh bread
a sliced tomato and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
In our summer heat . . . .
THE perfect dinner!

Bon Appetit!
Lori Ann

1/4 c pinenuts
3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
3 c fresh basil
1/3 c grated parmesean
2 T water
1 T lemon juice
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
sea salt & pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until
Enjoy on toast . . or add more olive oil as a dipping sauce.
Mix with al dente cooked pasta.
Or . . . . The possibilities are endless!


The French Bear said...

Yummo! Love the fresh basil!!! Did you grow the garlic too!
Bon Appetit!!
Margaret B

Jillayne said...

I have a pile of fresh basil too and now I know exactly what I am going to do with it. Yours looks splendid so I hope mine will turn out too - thanks for teh recipe!

Vicki said...

HI and OMG! This makes me want a salad so bad! Love your site!