Celebrate Spring with Pesto

It’s Friday!  Hooray!  Hubs and I had a random, but great night last night.  I got home at a decent hour, walked the dog, made a delicious dinner and spent some time getting to know our neighbors.  It was so nice to be outside in the cooler weather.  Our dinner last night was such a great celebration of spring, I have to share.

basil

I’ve been growing this gorgeous basil plant for a couple of weeks.  It started indoors, and as the weather has warmed up, I moved it outside.  Last, night I used it to make pesto, and it was absolutely delicious.  The basil was incredibly flavorful and a wonderful celebration of spring on our dinner plates.  Here’s the recipe:

 

Basil Pesto Sauce

1 cup basil leaves, washed and stems removed

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup plain almonds

1/3 cup olive oil

2 garlic cloves

salt & pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Throw everything into a food processor and pulse until you are satisfied with the consistency.

 

It’s as easy as that!  And so tasty.  I chose to use our pesto to season our chicken last night.  Towards the end of the cooking time, I spooned the pesto onto the chicken breasts, allowing the warmth of the cooked chicken to heat up the pesto (and melt the cheese to the greatest, gooey-ist consistency!).

pesto chicken

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