Basil’s in the food processor along with the garlic. Uh-oh- I put in enough garlic for 2 cups of basil and I only had one cup; a trip to the veggie drawer and Presto…
Carrot, Celery, Basil, Pumpkin Seed Pesto
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
2 ribs celery, cut into chunks
1 carrot, cut into chunks
6 cloves of garlic, chopped roughly or put through a garlic press
3/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (unsalted)
1/2 parmigiano reggiano
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a food processor, pulse basil, celery, carrot and garlic until very finely chopped. Add cheese and pumpkin seeds and process until desired consistency is reached. With food processor running, drizzle in olive oil. Process another few seconds and voila!
Makes ~ 2 1/2 cups of pesto
Pesto should be refrigerated. Can be frozen and thawed as needed.