Pesto is not only great to have on hand for quick pastas, soups and sandwiches, but it's also delicious with scrambled eggs or tofu and whole-grain toast. Use it immediately, store in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze it for future enjoyment. It is a clever way to use up all your garden-fresh herbs that are in abundance right now.
1 to 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional, as needed
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/8 tsp sea salt
To a food processor, add all ingredients and process until smooth, 2 minutes. Add additional oil, as needed, to reach desired consistency. Store in a small airtight container in the fridge if using within 3 days, or store in the freezer for future use.
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