07 February 2009

Simple Basil Pesto

Basil pesto


  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups fresh loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh loosely packed parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  1. Toast pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  3. Pulse until well combined

So this is a great all around pesto. Great on sandwiches, pasta, salads...your fingers! Ha...its mighty tasty. As written you notice all the herbs and cheese when you taste it, if you are a fan of salt you should play around with the amount. I hope you enjoy.


  1. i've eaten a number of sandwiches blessed with this pesto so far ... keep an eye out for them,

  2. I love this pesto!!! I am going to make some more tomorrow :-)



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