Thursday, April 4, 2013

Homemade Pesto Recipe

I looove fresh basil. It smells so good and is so damn tasty. But sometimes, I don't use it quickly enough and the leaves start to wilt. So when that happens, I turn it into pesto to serve with toast or coat chicken with. It turns out, it's really easy to make with ingredients that I always have in the kitchen!

2 c fresh basil leaves
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c walnuts of pine nuts (I used walnuts)
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Add basil and nuts to a food processor and pulse a few times. Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.
Add olive oil while still pulsing the processor. Next add the cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
Spread it on some toasted bread for a tasty appetizer! xo JA


  1. This looks absolutely delicious. I love pesto, and homemade sounds even better. :)

  2. This looks yummy! I love pesto.

  3. Awesome! I LOOOOVE pesto so, so much. It's one of my faves.

  4. Yum. I love basil too. Have you ever tried to make this a creamy pesto?

  5. that's it? that's pesto? omg. so. making. this. i had no idea it was so easy to make! thanks for the recipe!

    love, moon
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  6. looks so yummy! ill have to try this soon.


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