Impromptu Pistou

Chopped BasilPistou is a sauce made from garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. It is a common condiment from the Provence region of France and from Italian regions, and can be served with pasta dishes, as a spread for bread, or on anything you like.

I have a video below that shows how easy it is to make, but first…

I make a half gallon of pistou every two weeks in the summer, as I prune the herb garden. I use some immediately, give some away, and freeze the rest for the fall and winter months. We always have pistou on hand, especially for grilled meats and vegetables.

I just made an impromptu pistou. While the core ingredients in this version are consistent  — garlic, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper — I also included a few other herbs that needed to be picked from the garden anyway, including some oregano, sage and thyme. I also added some walnuts.

Video link.

Published by Max Kalehoff

Father, sailor and marketing executive.

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