Fresh Basil Pesto

Food / Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Ahhh…Pesto!  For a really long time I was a jar pesto girl, basically because I just didn’t know any better!  Now, I’m not ditching jarred pesto all together.  It certainly has its place if I’m in a pinch or if I need to throw together something quick and don’t have fresh on hand.  But fresh basil pesto is where it’s at!

Sweet Carolina Fresh Basil Pesto

Surprisingly, it’s super easy and totally worth a little bit of time.  I always make a big batch and store it in the freezer so I can use it when I need it.  When I take it out of the freezer it still tastes just as fresh as the day I made it.  When it’s in season, I get my Basil at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.   The Basil just tastes better when I get it straight from the farmer!

Sweet Carolina Fresh Basil Pesto


TIP: To freeze for later use, add the pesto to ice cube trays and freeze.  After the pesto is fully frozen, pop the pesto cubes out of the tray and store in a freezer bag.  This makes it so easy for you to use it as needed.

Sweet Carolina Fresh Basil Pesto

If you are dairy free just leave out the cheese.  It is still really tasty, so if you’re vegan or doing Whole30 this is still a great option.

I hope you love this pesto as much as I do!

Sweet Carolina Lindsay

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