One of our favorite things to do with Farm Share produce is whip up a homemade pizza. This margherita pizza, with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, olive oil and pesto was made with Farm Share tomatoes and basil. Fresh basil makes the best pesto!
Basil Pesto (this makes a large quantity, so portion accordingly!)
4 garlic cloves
3/4 c. pine nuts (1/4 lb)
2 c. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 c. grated Pecorino Romano
3 c. packed Italian basil leaves
1 1/2 c. packed bush basil leaves
1 c. loosely packed fresh lemon basil leaves
2 c. packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
5 tbs. olive oil
* Who has this variety of basil on-hand?! We used one variety--what we received from our Farm Share--and still very tasty!
Pulse garlic in a food processor until finely chopped, then add nuts, cheeses, a large handful of herbs, and 1 tsp. pepper and process until chopped. Add remaining herbs one handful at a time, pulsing after each addition, until finely chopped. With motor running, add oil and blend until incorporated.