Perfect Pesto Recipe

23 Jun

We have TONS of Basil in our garden, and it is one of my favorite things (besides avacado, and jalapenos of course!)

Today I made this homemade pesto. and whipped up the most delicious sandwich with it! (post to follow)

Here is the recipe:


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Into the bowl of a food processor, add the garlic, basil leaves, pine nuts, Parmesansalt, and pepper.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the blender still running, slowly pour 1/2 cup of olive oil.

tip** you can freeze whatever you don’t use and have it for later!

One Response to “Perfect Pesto Recipe”


  1. Mama Goose’s Pesto BLTC « Mama Goose Cuttin' Loose - June 23, 2012

    […] 5) On the other slice of bread, spread a thin layer of mayo and a generous layer of homemade pesto. […]

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