How to take advantage of the abundance of basil growing in your box or garden plot? Make pesto, the delicious sauce that goes well with bread, noodles, or even other vegetables. For a different twist, experiment with holy basil, or rocket leaves. You can also use walnuts or sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts.
Here’s a list of ingredients (courtesy of Jamie Oliver)
½ clove garlic, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
3 good handfuls fresh basil, leaves picked and chopped
1 handful pine nuts, very lightly toasted
1 good handful Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
extra virgin olive oil
1 small squeeze lemon juice, optional
Chop, blend, and enjoy!