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Easy Basil Pesto- Recipe Only


  •  5 cups basil packed
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine pine nuts and walnuts and garlic and process in a food processor for 30 seconds.
  2. Add Basil and salt and pepper.
  3. Slowly add Olive Oil and process until thoroughly pureed.
  4. Add Cheese and puree for 1 minute.

Makes 3 Cups

Store pesto in refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top.

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Moore or Less Cooking

Tuesday 13th of September 2011

Lisa, your blog is incredible! You have so much talent and are really inspiring! I have only been doing this for a month and I am so excited every time I blog! Did the pics come up for you for the Basil Pesto? The banana bread is so moist and yummy, my kids scarf it up before it cools down! How do I link up a food post to your Mangia Mondays? What a great idea!! I will be taking notes on your future creations! Good Luck, Nettie


Tuesday 13th of September 2011

Hi Nettie, thanks for dropping by my blog and checking out my painted stairs. Let me know how it turns out if you ever do it!Okay I'm hooked on your blog. Every recipe I have seen here is drool worthy. I have been making basil pesto like a madwoman all summer because my deck plant grew so enormously. When I'm out of nuts I just omit them and who knew? - it's still yummy. That banana bread looks to-die-for - I could use a piece right about now!I co-host a foodie blog hop on Mondays (Mangia Mondays) and I'd LOVE for you to link up a food post sometime! Look forward to future inspirations over here!

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