- 1 to 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons pine nuts
- 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- In a blender or food processor, combine garlic, salt and pine nuts; cover and process until finely chopped. Add basil and olive oil; puree until smooth. Add cheese and process just until combined. Serve with pasta or grilled meats of vegetables. Yield: 1 cup.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Basil Pesto
"This is SO GREAT. One of my favorite dishes ever is Noodles & Co's Pesto Cavatappi. If you use this recipe for sauce (I used 2 garlic cloves and added a fourth cup of basil), with 1 part large elbow pasta, 1 part cheese tortelini, 1 part sliced chicken, and 1 part cherry tomatoes & bella mushrooms sliced thin, IT TASTES JUST LIKE IT!!!!!!"
"Easy to make. I put it on pasta for a party & everyone loved it."
"This is great, it only takes minutes to make and its wonderful on pasta."