Since I’ve been growing my own basil, I wanted to make my own pesto. This was my first time making pesto, and it was “delicioso”!!! My basil had been growing like it’s on miracle grow, it looks like I will be able to make more pesto in about a week. Yippee!!


2 cups basil leaves
2 large gloves of garlic
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup walnuts (or pine nuts)
1/2 cup virgin olive oil (may need to add a little more after blended)

1. In a food processor, blend the walnuts. Add the garlic.

2. Add the cheese and basil leaves. Blend well. 

3. Add the olive oil. Blend very well.

4. Top with a little more olive oil. Serve on sandwiches, pasta or get creative!


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  1. My basil plant is doing great too. Pesto is the best–I think I will make some today. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great day.

  2. If you want to be true ‘Italian Pesto’ you have to use the pine nuts and pecorino cheese, do not get to hear from Liguria that uses nuts and Parmesan cheese!
    Angela very Italian gourmet

  3. My basil is almost a tree. I guess it’s time to harvest and make some pesto! Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope to see you again next week.

  4. Now I can make something besides alcoholic drinks and ice cream in my new Vita Mix….that is if I sell my first born for the price of the pine nuts. Loved your post!

  5. Hi Lyuba,
    We grow our own basil and making pesto is so much fun. Your recipe sounds great, I will give it a try. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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