In the spring, we plant basil in red adobe pots.
And when they grow tall, we make fresh pesto.
And slather it over pasta.
It is really simple to make. The hardest part is the harvest and the picking off the leaves and the washing and drying of the leaves. [Of course fresh basil can be bought in the store which makes it a whole lot easier.]
Put all of this in a blender or food processor. [Some people use a mortar and pestle but I am lazy.]
Mix it up with pasta.