Who would ever guess that basil is a member of the mint family? Mostly eaten as a tomato and mozzarella enhancing herb, its medicinal qualities abound. Purported to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antibacterial culinary supplement, it certainly sounds like something truly good for you. A bit against the grain as far as pestos go, this nut free version is perfect for prolific garden basil bunches. Serve slathered on grilled bread, drizzled over roasted vegetables, stirred into pasta, or baked with eggs. This dish is summer at its peak.
Make in summer when basil is at its peak and freeze for year round use.