The recipe for this month was gracoiusly donated by Tania T., one of our happy customers.
To a blender or vita-mix, add:
1/2 c. Apollo olive oil (I love Miller’s Favorite Organic)
1 clove garlic, broken in half
Start blender and add:
8 oz.fresh washed and dried fresh basil leaves, a handful at a time (adding more oil as needed to make
a smooth green basil paste)
1/2-3/4 t. salt (to taste)
Once the mixture has blended into a paste, add:
2-3 T cream cheese (I use Nature Valley Organic Cream Cheese)
Blend until creamy and fluffy.
If you want to go beyond the predictable use on our favorite pasta, try smothering a baked sweet potato or yam in pesto. There is something about the sweet of the potato with the pungent, garlicky, salty, basil taste.