Homemade pesto! All you need is herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese (optional)!
store bought pesto is expensive and making your own pesto is so easy why would you ever want to buy store bought again!
Make it vegan
Use vegan parmesan cheese or leave it out, but the parmesan cheese does give it a great flavor.
Choosing the right parmesan cheese
When choosing your parmesan cheese make sure it’s from Italy or at least made from goat and/or sheep milk.
All of the herbs in this pesto must be fresh or else your pesto will not even taste like pesto!
Purslane is a wild edible plant that can easily be identified just look up images of it. If you dont want to use purslane just leave it out (it’s not a normal ingredient in pesto anyways).
Makes: 1 half pint jar
1 sprig or mint.
Leeks or chives.
Juice of 1 lemon.
Extra virgin olive oil as needed.
Sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Garlic powder to taste.
Grated parmesan cheese (optional or vegan option).
Pulse in a food processor until smooth. Add all the ingredients to taste especially the herbs and cheese.
serve on recipes and dishes such as…
and much more!