Sauce Recipe

Basil Pesto

I had an abundant crop of basil this summer thanks to my friend, Keri who brought me an herbal housewarming gift!

So, I started making pesto and it turned out amazing {if I do say so myself}!  Homemade pesto is exponentially better than store bought pesto {actually, there’s really no comparison} AND it takes less than 10 minutes.  Here’s the recipe:

Basil Pesto


2 cups packed fresh basil leaves {rinsed}

4 cloves of garlic

1/3 cup walnuts

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

pinch of salt and pepper


Combine basil, garlic, and walnuts in food processor and pulse until smooth.  Add olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan and pulse until smoother.  Serve over your favorite pasta, use as a dip for vegetables or crackers, or use to flavor marinara or soups!



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