One of the things I always make in the summer is fresh Basil Pesto. A recipe can be found in my cookbook, Frankie at Home in the Kitchen
This summer I did a little twist on the recipe. I grew some basil known as Lemon Basil. I made a batch of pesto with it and it was the most delicious pesto I have ever made! The color was very bright green and the flavors were fresh, lemony and bright.
One other benefit is that it is Keto friendly of course! For more Keto friendly recipes, checkout the Keto tab in the recipe index … Keto Recipes
I used this pesto on some salmon we grilled to share with friends. It was amazing! So may I suggest that next year you try to find a Lemon Basil plant. I found mine at Molbak’s Nursery in Woodinville.
Although I didn’t cook anything using ingredients from my garden, I wanted to write about the recipes i am now cooking from your cookbook. As a recipe tester, I’ve had the delightful task of being able to cook and taste some recipes before the general public. But now that I have the entire cookbook, I am goin to cook my way through it. My first recipe, the Italian Wedding Soup. I absolutely loved how fast and easy it was. Once the ingredients were chopped and ready to go, it took mere minutes. Secondly, I appreciated how few ingredients it required, and yet how flavorful it was. I took a bowl of it over to a friend and she loved it and commented, “I can taste the garlic”. The point is, there was no garlic in it! For the pasta I used Orzo and I also used low fat chicken stock.
My second recipe tried was the Garlic Shrimp. I unpacked my retired George Foreman grill to make the crostini and it came out perfect! Again, quick, easy, and my family thought it was DELICIOUS!
I have 3 recipes I am going to try this week. I will write about those once I’ve tried them!
Oh what a fabulous idea! I just had salmon with a cilantro lime pesto, my current favorite. I will definitely give the lemon basil pesto a try with fresh lemon juice don’t you think!
I’d love to get that Cilantro Lime Pesto recipe. Sounds delicious!
I had it at the Bone Fish Grill in Kennewick. I heard about you through Chandler Reach’s Wine Club event. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it.
I just squeeze a lime, add some olive oil 2-4 TB, clove of garlic or 2, salt, pepper, perhaps about 1/4 -/1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, and a teaspoon of raw sugar or less. Give it a whirl. I baste the salmon with about 3/4’s of the pesto, grill , and then use the rest for a dipping sauce at the end. A little chili pepper might add a nice kick too. Italian style it is not, but wonderful on our PNW salmon. My recipe is a loose interpretation of Bone Fish’s =)
I would love your’s too.