Pesto Do you have a lot of basil in your school garden? Wondering what to do with it all? Throw a Back to School Pesto Party! Kids can harvest basil, pull leaves off stems, measure out olive oil, nuts, and cheese, and grind it all up in a food processor. Eat it all now on pasta or pizza, or freeze some for later! The following recipe is a good, basic pesto recipe. Bon apetit!