Homemade Pesto Genovese

Homemade Pesto Genovese

Pesto is traditionally made with a mortar and pestle. You can make it in a food processor or blender as well. Here is a quick and easy recipe.


2 cups fresh basil leaves
4 medium cloves garlic
A pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted (you can sub chopped walnuts)
2 1/2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
2 1/2 tablespoons (1 ounce) finely grated Pecorino cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


Rinse the basil leaves and spin dry. Place them together with pine nuts into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a several times.

Add the peeled garlic and pulse several times more to mix.Slowly add the olive oil to emulsify until the mixture is creamy.

Transfer the contents to a separate bowl and mix in the grated cheeses with a spoon or spatula. At the end stir in some salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serving suggestion:
Pesto can be served with rinsed package of Miracle Noodle pasta right away.

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