we moved to CA safe and sound!!!
The best part of living in CA for me is the fresh ingredients!
Downtown Sacramento CA has an awesome farmer’s market that opens every Sunday,
It is the best farmers market I’ve ever been!!
The freshness of the produces and price is ridiculous, can’t beat it!
These are the produces I got from the farmers market in downtown Sacramento.
The basil you see on the top of the left, I paid only $1.00!!!
You can compare with the 1/2 dozen egg and the bunch of basil size, it is a huge bunch!!
If you go to WholeFoods Market or other markets, you have to pay at least $2.99 to $5.99.
Of course, from farmer’s market one is much fresher too!!
I love flowers and they always make me happy,
so I always try to keep fresh flower in my house (in this case, hotel room).
The yellow flower, bigger than my face is $4.00, and the smaller size pink flower is $2.00.
Spend $6.00 and be happy while I’m working on my desk for a week is SO WORTH it!!!
It truly makes me happy!!
So, it’s time to make delicious and elegant classic basil pesto recipe with a huge bunch of basil that I paid only $1.00!!!
It is so easy to make, you can’t fail!!!It is definitely foolproof!!
This basil pesto recipe is so classic, can be used in many many ways, so it is great to have in you freeze!!
You can use as pasta sauce, salad dressing, sandwich spread, marinate meat and more!!
Delicious classic basil pesto is easy to make with simple ingredients that can be found anywhere! Enjoy this restaurant quality basil pesto at home!!!
Author: Seonkyoung Longest
- 1 bunch of fresh basil, leaves and soft stems picked
- Handfull of raw pine nuts (you can substitute with almond, cashew, walnut and act.)
- 2 cloves garlic
- Fresh juice from 1 lemon
- ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse a couple times until coarsely chopped. Add olive oil and process until smooth.
- You can use immediately or keep it in a refrigerator or freezer.
Calories: 889 Fat: 87g Saturated fat: 19g Unsaturated fat: 65g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 3127mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 21g Cholesterol: 44mg