Ready in 1 hour
Try this Basic Pesto Recipe recipe, or contribute your own. "Pine Nuts" and "Pesto" are two of the tags cooks chose for Basic Pesto Recipe.
"I ground this in a mortar and pestle, Italian style, and it was fantastic. I didn't have Pecorino but just added a tad more of the Reggiano Parmiggiano. I used fresh basil leaves from my garden and a Frantoio varietal olive oil. Delicious!"- madelikethis
196 people want to try | 452 have favorited
Top-ranked recipe named "Basic Pesto Recipe"
In a food processor pulse basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts and cheeses until blended. With motor running, pour olive oil in a thin stream until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. Recipe by: MEDITERRANEAN MARIO #ME1A05 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #1000 by Sue
Rosannamagic 10 months agoSimple & good. It's delicious each time I make it.
Directinchik 1 year agoClassic dish. To enhance the flavor, try toasting the garlic and pine nuts.
azorbini710 1 year agoI accidentally used cilantro in place of basil. It was still wonderful!!!
Sdavey586 2 years agoDelicious, I omitted the cheese so that it could be frozen until I need it (add cheese once defrosted) great way to use up the last of the basil for the season
madelikethis 4 years agoI ground this in a mortar and pestle, Italian style, and it was fantastic. I didn't have Pecorino but just added a tad more of the Reggiano Parmiggiano. I used fresh basil leaves from my garden and a Frantoio varietal olive oil. Delicious!
karenharwood 4 years ago
Sally747 7 years agoA great idea,to use a new herb!
stevemur 7 years agoOn a recent PBS show about Alice Waters, she suggested cutting the basil with parsley when the basil is particularly spicy in the heat of the summer months. Just a thought.