Is there anything better than freshly baked, crusty bread? Yes, there is: homemade basil pesto on freshly baked, crusty bread!
Basil is a herb that likes to bake in full sun. The basil season in Melbourne’s gardens is slowly coming to the end, so make the most of what is there. Alternatively, buy fresh basil available all year round.
Pesto can be made using mortar and pestle, chopped with a herb cutting knife (takes a while) or in a food processor.
Basil pesto can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. Pesto is suitable for freezing.
Click here to view the basil pesto recipe with step-by-step instructions and photos.