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The end of summer brings a plethora of basil growing in my garden. I love to garnish with it, chiffonade it, and add it to my eggs and salads. But when life hands you basil, and lots of it, make Pesto! Homemade pesto is incredibly tasty and is really simple to whip together. Follow these simple instructions. You can even freeze it in ice cube trays and take it out this winter when you are wishing you had some fresh basil!


2 cups fresh basil

1 cup baby spinach

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/2 cup walnuts

3/4 cup olive oil

Kosher salt and pepper

dash of crushed red pepper


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides and then continue to blend. Serve with vegetables, chicken, meat, eggs, gluten free pasta, spaghetti squash or absolutely anything. Enjoy!