Fresh Basil Pesto





1/4 cup pine nuts

2 cups fresh basil leaves

1 garlic clove

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

1/2 cup olive oil

salt, to tatse

black pepper, to taste



  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until desired consistency.


Entertaining tips:

  • Basil pesto is so versatile; you can serve it as a salad dressing, dip, pasta sauce or spread.
  • Fresh Basil Pesto is also great to make for your last-minute party. Serve it as a main course over store-bought gnocchi (which are also easy to make) topped with grated Parmesan cheese.