pesto in bowl

Classic Pesto Recipe

The Classic Pesto Recipe, a must have for foodies around the globe. And there’s nothing like having a container of fresh pesto in your fridge! And with this simple and easy recipe, there’s no longer any excuse not to have pesto readily available. Side note: One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received was an AeroGarden. This portable herb garden has been a god send when it comes to adding fresh herbs to recipes – and they’re on sale right now too! Anyways, this isn’t an ad by any means. I just know that pesto takes a lot of basil to make, and I for one (at times) can be lazy. So trekking to the grocery store to purchase bushels of basil, is not always a top priority. ANYWHO! Back to the classic pesto recipe. This recipe is quick, easy and can go on top of pretty much anything. Salads, chicken, sandwiches, seriously – the list goes on and on. In fact, give this pesto a whirl on this ravioli recipe!

Classic Pesto Recipe

Classic Pesto Recipe

  • Author: Carmen
  • Total Time: 15 Mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x


  • 4 cups of basil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 4 Tbs pine nuts
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  1. Pulse basil and pine nuts in food processor
  2. Add grated parmesan and cloves of garlic; pulse to blend with pine nuts and basil.
  3. Slowly add olive oil while the processor is running (this ensures the pesto will come out smooth, and the oil stays intact)
  4. Once processor has stopped, scrape sides and add salt

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *