After a couple of wild storms this week, the basil plants had taken a beating. It seemed a good time to trim them up a bit.
I just knew those "trimmings" would be perfect for the summer's first batch of pesto. The kitchen smelled so good while I was working with the basil. The recipe I like to use can be found here.
For years we have been enjoying this pesto slathered on nice crusty slices of bread.
Tonight I decided to change things up a bit.
After preparing some multigrain penne pasta, I poured the pesto over the top, sliced up a few tomatoes from the garden and . . .
dinner was ready.
Very fresh, very flavorful, very healthy and very easy.
Just the way summer meal preparation should be ;-).