I have a really difficult time keeping plants alive in our house/backyard. But somehow, I managed to keep a basil plant alive. It was thriving and producing more leaves than we could eat. So I made my own pesto with it. I have no real recipe. I threw in a bunch of leaves, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts into the MagicBullet, and presto! I made my own pesto!! I used it in my favorite salad and it tasted wonderful! Success from my garden!!