Did you see the recipe in the most recent Taste of Home about making your own pesto? I don't have any basil, but I do have access to fresh spinach and realized that spinach and basil would be easily interchangeable in a recipe!
Here's what you'll need:
2 c. packed fresh baby spinach leaves
1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 c. or less olive oil
Put everything except the olive oil into a food processor and process until everything is chopped nice and small. Will look like this -
Now, with the food processor running - slowly add olive oil. I thought 1/4 c. seemed a bit much, so on my next batch I used about 1 Tbsp. less.
I spread it on homemade bread and made a grilled turkey and cheese for lunch! Yum! Tomorrow, a recipe I made using this pesto!