Friday, August 19, 2011

Fabulous Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe


Thank you so much to Pocket Full of Pink for an amazing Pesto recipe. I made a batch over the weekend. I froze some and saved some for a meal this week. It was so yummy. Here's the recipe so you can make it at home.

Fresh Basil Pesto


2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano Cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

2. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serve with pasta, grilled chicken, on baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.


Jenny said...


Miss Sweet Tea said...

Sounds delicious and I love that pesto freezes so well! Great for weeknight meals! I hope you have a great weekend :)

Monica said...

I tried this last night and it was delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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