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Basil Pesto

Published Friday, 12 March, 2010 by Loriel

Easy, Helathy and delicious!!



  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground back pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano ReggianoParmesan
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts


Put the basil, garlic, salt and 2 or 3 grinds of pepper in a food processor and process until the basil and garlic are finely chopped, about 15 seconds. With the machine runing, pour 1/4 cup of the olive oil down the feed tube in a slow, steady stream, Turn off the processor and add the Parmigiano. Process until the cheese is incorporated, about 20 seconds. With the machine running, slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup oil. Add the nuts and pulse until they're coarsely chopped.

Tip: You can make whole wheat (organic) pasta and add the pesto to it.


  • rosie 9 years ago

    how much basil??

  • kendra 9 years ago

    love it!

  • Lisa 9 years ago

    omg!!!!! soo good!!!!!!

  • Charlie 9 years ago

    Wow!! This was soo easy and yummy!! I definitely recommend this!!

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