Basic Pesto Recipe

Basic Pesto Recipe

Pesto is a mouthful of bright summer — basil made more so. You can buy it in a jar or in the refrigerator section of your grocery story, but there is nothing better than making it yourself. Just clean, take the stems off and throw the leaves in a food processor with nuts and garlic. Dribble in the oil and you’ve got a versatile sauce for pasta, chicken or fish. It’s like a hara masala of Pakistan.

Basic Pesto Recipe

Shared by; Marium Hamid

YIELD:- 2 cups

Tomato and Mozzarella Grilled Panini Recipe


  1. Fresh basil leaves – 2 cups
  2. Pine nuts or walnuts – 2 tbsp
  3. Large cloves garlic – 2
  4. Extra-virgin olive oil – 1/2 cup
  5. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup
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  • Combine basil leaves, pine nuts or walnuts and garlic in a food processor and process until very finely minced.
  • With the machine running slowly dribble in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the cheese and process very briefly, just long enough to combine. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
    NOTES:- If you can’t basil🌿leaves. You can use 1 cup of cilantro and 1 cup of mint in order to make it.



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