Easy Basil Pesto with Dorot

Between work, grad school, squeezing in a daily ClassPass workout (they’re running a deal right now!), blogging, Junior League, traveling what feels like every other weekend, and trying to be social on occasion, time is definitely at a premium at the moment and more often than not I barely have time to make a sandwich, much less cook an elaborate meal. 

Using Dorot herbs is a lifesaver when I want to throw together a pantry meal. I pick them up on my weekly run to Trader Joe’s and keep them in the freezer—they are perfect for having on hand to together a quick dinner. On this particular day, I wanted to make a basil pesto but definitely didn’t have time to run out and get fresh basil. 10 cubes of Dorot chopped basil, 2 cubes of garlic, 1/2 cup of pine nuts, and a cup of olive oil later and I had a delicious pesto sauce. I added some chopped chicken, thin spaghetti that I had on hand, and a few shavings of parmesan for a meal that seemed like I had actually planned to cook.

You can find Dorot herbs in the freezer section of Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. This post has been sponsored by Dorot, but of course all thoughts, recipes, and images are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Pineapples and Pearls possible!


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