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Caprese Salad

Again the basil just keeps growing and I am left with a never-ending supply. This time I decided to make a caprese salad which only uses three main ingredients, basil, bocconcini and tomato. 2/3 of the ingredients could easily come from your garden and that is why I love this salad. Unfortunately my tomatoes were not ready for harvesting just yet.

There is no need for a recipe, simply cut the tomato and bocconcini to your liking. Then assemble and drizzling with olive oil. Lastly sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.

For more flavour drizzle balsamic dressing over the caprese salad.  Enjoy on crispy bread or by itself, its good either way.

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Classic Basil Pesto

As soon as my basil plants start to flower I prune them back to ensure it keeps producing more leaves. In doing so, I am left with an excess load of basil. So I decided to make a basil pesto following Jamie Oliver’s Recipe. This recipe is different from the usual and involves using a mortar and pestle instead of a food processor. This method does involve more time and effort but the end result is worth it.

The basic ingredients for a basil pesto involves the following:

  • Basil
  • Pine Nuts or Almonds (toasted)
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan Chesse
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper

Adding lemon juice is optional but I always add it to my pesto as it balances out the strong flavour of Extra Virgin Olive oil. I usually just play around with the above ingredients until it reaches my desired taste.

IMG_3134IMG_3135IMG_3141IMG_3138IMG_3144IMG_3145IMG_3151IMG_3153In comparison to making pesto in a food processor the end result is much more flavoursome (afterall you are crushing all the basil by hand) and you won’t be left with a mushy basil pesto at all.

If you want to try something new, I would recommend trying this method to make your next basil pesto. Your feedback is always welcomed.

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