Fresh Pesto Recipe

Here is my fresh pesto recipe in honor of the bunch of basil in this month’s basket from the farm.

I use my food processor to make this, but i’m sure you could use a blender too. You can serve this on pasta or on sandwiches made with homemade bread.

Fresh Pesto Recipe

(for about 1 lb of pasta)

2 cups fresh basil

1/2 cup good olive oil

1/2 cup grated parmesean cheese (i buy the big hunk and grate it myself…it tastes better)

1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts (i use walnuts…cheaper)

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Blend all ingredients together. Use immediately or freeze.

i love this pesto tossed with whole wheat penne pasta, fresh tomatoes and goat cheese. enjoy!


  1. dare i even ask?

  2. Keep trying….Surely one of these times she’ll give in and bring you some! 🙂

  3. there’s a cute little basil plant on my front porch just ripe for the picking…just go getcha some, millie…i won’t be using this week while i’m at the BEACH.

    my favorite thing about these posts is how you put in those little things like “good olive oil.” as if i even knew there was a difference?

  4. oh…there’s a difference…

  5. it’s official. i’ve created an “Alison’s recipes” subfolder in the recipes folder on my computer.

    keep ’em comin’.

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