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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Cuisine: Italian


Pesto is a type of sauce made out of garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano. It came from the Genoese word “pestâ” which means to pound or crush and that is the way this recipe is prepared, by a marble mortar and wooden pestle. It is also where the English pestle word came from.


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and gently pulse.
  2. Slowly add olive oil while food processor is on.
  3. Add cheese and pulse again until completely blended.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.