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 The soaring temperatures are the perfect excuse to share a delicious meal with your friends and family. However, pesto is a delicacy that you can’t miss during this season that calls for refreshing flavors. This amazing sauce comes originally from Genoa in Italy, and it’s perfect in pasta and sandwiches. For this reason at Great Harvest in Spokane, we prepared the following post containing a simple way to prepare this great treat. 


1 garlic clove
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 ounce fresh parmesan cheese 
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup pine nuts


Place your pine nuts on a baking tray and toast them until you get a nice golden color, and keep an eye on them, as they can burn easily.  Now use your food processor or blender to combine the garlic, salt, pine nuts, oil and basil; remember that you should aim for a smooth and creamy consistency. 

Almost there…

Stir in your grated cheese and blend again; it’s that easy. Keep in mind that you can add a tablespoon boiling water to create a different consistency. Remember that you can also freeze your pasto for other occasion, just remember to skip the cheese and use a resealable bag to store it in the freezer.  

Take advantage of this weather and prepare a delicious pesto that you and your family will love. Remember that pesto has many properties, as it’s rich in antioxidants, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Also, be sure to read our guide on our favorite spring sides.  

At Great Harvest, you can find healthy and delicious bread and sweets prepared with high quality ingredients. Remember that we mill our whole grain flour to provide you and your family with the products you deserve. Think about us next time you are looking for the best bread in Spokane. Call (509) 535-1146 to learn more about our menu.
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