Purple Basil Pesto Sauce

07 Jul
Purple Basil & Fresh Parsley

Purple Basil &
Fresh Parsley

Our Amish friend is bringing her vegetables and herbs to our little Farmer’s Market in town. Last week she brought some purple basil. I had never tried purple basil before so thought I would make a simple pesto sauce of it. It’s flavor is very mild and delicate with almost a hint of licorice. We both loved it, next on my list, flavoring ice cream with it.


  • 1 cup purple basil, firmly packed
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Using my food processor I combined all of the above ingredients and pulsed until the mixture is smooth. Place in a tight container and refrigerate until needed or as I did, place in a freezer zip lock baggy and freeze for the future.

Purple Basil Pesto

Purple Basil Pesto

freezing pesto

freezing pesto


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2 responses to “Purple Basil Pesto Sauce

  1. jujuskitchen

    July 19, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    I have never made purple pesto – I should try your recipe sometime – maybe next year 🙂

    • flyfishbrat

      July 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      You must, it was a wonderful new find.


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