Pistou (Basil Condiment)
Pistou is the Provencal version of the more familiar Italian pesto, which usually includes pine nuts.
- 1 large bunch basil
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 C olive oil
Grind the garlic and basil, add a pinch of salt and cover with oil.
Mix all the ingredients well and spoon into small jars.
You can top off each jar with 2 or 3 basil leaves, but make sure that they, too, are covered in oil.
The jars will keep very well for more than a year if kept in a cool place.
Adapted from Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning