Classic Pesto

Ingredients :

  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, sunflower seeds, or walnuts
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Place the basil, nuts, and garlic in a blender or food processor and blend or process until the leaves are chopped.
  • Add the oil and blend or process until smooth.
  • You may need to stop the machine, scrape the sides with a spatula, then blend or process again.
  • Add the cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Scoop the pesto into a large serving bowl and add 1 pound cooked and drained pasta; toss well.
  • This sauce freezes well.


  • NA

Calories Per Serving:

  • NA

Preparation Time:

  • NA


  • Easy
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