Poor Man's Pesto

makes 1-2 C

Prep time: 10 minutes; maybe a little more if you need to clean your basil well, as I did

Cost: $.75

(my basil was free; sunflower seeds: .50, olive oil: .20, garlic: .05)


4 C basil leaves, well washed

1/2 C olive oil

1/2 C sunflower seeds (if wanting for sandwiches, this is perfect; if you want it in pasta sauces, I'd reduce it to 1/4 C or 1/3 C)

6-8 large cloves garlic

salt if your sunflower seeds are raw; otherwise omit


Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 


Not having pesto tonight? Put the remainder in ice cube trays, freeze, and then store in a freezer bag.


Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate: tastycheapskate.blogspot.com

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