Fresh Basil Pesto

1 Nov

My basil plant is still booming, so I took advantage and finally made some fresh basil pesto! This is perfect to use with pasta, on a sandwich or a simple piece of bread, or my favorite – as a healthy pizza sauce! We have homemade pizza every Friday in our house and a basic pesto pizza with mozzarella is one of our top choices. (I’ll have to post my fave pizza dough recipe soon) Whatever you use this pesto for, it’ll surely deliver a fresh and delicious taste. It’ll be hard ever going back to the store bought pesto again! 🙂

Fresh Basil Pesto

2 cups fresh basil
1/3 cup walnuts (or pine nuts)
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
Dash of salt and pepper

Pulse the walnuts a few times in a food processor. Add the basil and pulse a few more times to mix together. Add the garlic and pulse a few more times to combine. Slowly add the olive oil and pulse to combine. Add the cheese and pulse to combine, scrape down the sides as needed and add the salt and pepper. Pulse again until completely blended together.

Source: A Beckster Original


One Response to “Fresh Basil Pesto”

  1. Savory Simple November 2, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    I love basil. I have a plant that periodically grows out of control and pesto is always the answer. So good in pasta or on sandwiches! Or heck, with a spoon.

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