Classic Pesto Recipe

Pesto is so easy to make and just a little adds unbelievable flavor to pasta and many other dishes.


  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts or pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups basil leaves (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Drop nuts and garlic through food chute with food processor on; process until minced. Add oil; pulse 3 times. Add basil, cheese, and salt; process until finely minced, scraping sides of bowl once.