Basil Pesto Fresh Ginger GF

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Basil Pesto Fresh Ginger GF

I had never made pesto before, I looked at several recipes and then adapted the ingredients to what I had on hand. I added fresh ginger as I am trying to add more ginger to my cooking. It gives a bright yet subtle flavor. The basil pesto is gluten free, grain free and GMO free and so delicious.

Basil Pesto |Fresh Ginger |Gluten free

Basil Presto Ingredients

Basil Pesto ingred

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts lightly roasted
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Two spring onions chopped
  • 1 and a half inches of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup of Dark Opal Basil leaves (or other variety)
  • 5 tablespoons of MTC oil (or fresh olive oil)

Basil Pesto Method

1.  Put all of the ingredients except the oil into a food processor or blender and blend together.

2.  Add the oil one tablespoon at a time blending in between.

3.  If it seems too thick then add another tablespoon of oil.

How simple is that, this was the first time I have made pesto it is also the first time that I had tasted it.  I put it on fresh salad and I put it on steamed vegetables and I have to say this recipe is delicious.

Basil pesto salad
Basil Pesto with salad
Adding fresh ginger to this Basil Pesto recipe gives a bright subtle flavor Click To Tweet

I have a few herbs growing on my balcony and it is so nice to go and pick my own fresh herbs. I have two sorts of basil, the one in this recipe is a dark purple.  I will be making Basil Pesto with Fresh Ginger again.

Basil pesto steamed veg
Basil Pesto with steamed vegetables

I am sure if you try this recipe of basil pesto with fresh ginger that you will find that it gives your vegetables an interesting, tasty lift.

I love the aroma of basil and this aroma seems to transfer in the taste of the pesto.

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