This Sweet Basil Pesto Recipe is absolutely delicious and so versatile. As an appetizer, an amazing pasta dish or drizzle it over fish, pork, or chicken.
Prep Time 20mins
Total Time 20mins
Author Julie Menghini
3tbsgrated garlic9 cloves
5cupssweet basil leavespacked
1tspground black pepper
1 1/2cupsolive oilextra virgin
1cupParmesan ReggianoI prefer freshly grated
Place the walnuts, pignoli, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 30 seconds. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute.
Serve, or store the pesto in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
This recipe was created by Ina Garden FoodNetwork.comIf making more than one batch, I make them individually. I use a 1 cup round storage containers that are suitable for the freezer.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.