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Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil pesto can never go out of style! Use it in literally everything - as a dip, a sandwich spread, pasta sauce, salad dressing, the possibilities are endless.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 5 -6 people
Author Caramel Tinted Life


  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves rinsed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmiggiano Regianno or Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 100 grams pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor or a grinder, and blend together until well combined.


1. The best pesto is made with good quality ingredients. Use fresh organic basil, good extra virgin quality olive oil and original Parmiggiano Reggiano if you can.
2. I like to leave my pesto a little chunky. rather than blending the pesto into a smooth paste, give it some texture.