Back to Pesto

Print Options

 
 
 

Card Sizes

 
 
 
 Print
Pesto Recipe

Pesto Recipe

This homemade pesto created by our home economists makes a delightful hostess gift or present for that hard-to-buy-for person.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil or cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a food processor, puree all ingredients. Refrigerate for several weeks or freeze in a tightly covered container. Toss a few tablespoons pesto with hot cooked pasta. Yield: 3/4 cup.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 97 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Pesto

Sort By :
MY REVIEW
aicenhour User ID: 4627743 252592
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"I was looking for a simple pesto recipe with things I already have. I didnt want pine nuts in it. I didn't measure my basil and parsley exactly. I probably used slightly more. Freezes ok, leaving the cheese out of the recipe and adding prior to using would be better I think. I will try that next time."

MY REVIEW
kitzer User ID: 4188178 252267
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

"The ratio is wrong! Not enough 'Leaves'..."

MY REVIEW
gooch621 User ID: 7069389 250250
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"I added 1/4 cup pine nuts. It was bitter compared to other recipes."

MY REVIEW
Strange_Unusual User ID: 7426682 72901
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"You can use this in Tomato soup to give it a tomato/basil bisque feel. I love this stuff!"

MY REVIEW
wellgirl User ID: 4229581 43986
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"First time making pesto and it was so easy.....glad to use up some of my basil and parsley from the herb garden!! Used the pesto for the Grilled Veggie Tortillas recipe from this site.....everything was very good!!"

MY REVIEW
hejcs01 User ID: 2451705 13548
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Really easy and delicious. Received lots of compliments!"

MY REVIEW
HighDee215 User ID: 7318317 42865
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"I used this sauce over my pasta and it was so good. This recipe is a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
nussearvp User ID: 3348349 41620
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"This is very easy, uses ingredients I usually have on hand, and tastes great!"

MY REVIEW
IslandWife User ID: 6007790 18572
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"This was my first attempt at pesto - very easy! This was so good - I made homemade pizza and used it as the sauce, put on mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and fresh tomatoes - yum! Thanks for sharing!"

MY REVIEW
Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 43985
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Yummmy!"

MY REVIEW
nilouve User ID: 5114810 43983
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This is my "go to" pesto recipe. I love that it does NOT have pine nuts (keeps the cost down). So tasty!"

MY REVIEW
lapodo User ID: 4472715 15263
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"This pesto was great. I used it on a multi-grain pizza crust with leftover grilled chicken breast plus mozzarella cheese."

MY REVIEW
lbailla1 User ID: 1814645 72896
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"I froze in mini muffin tin and then put them in freezer bag."

MY REVIEW
sewin76 User ID: 779166 45660
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"This is full of flavor and quick to make. Simply wonderful! I agree with prior reviewer & would cut back a bit on the parm. This is great!"

MY REVIEW
rachelayne User ID: 2351760 45611
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"This was so quick and easy! The only change I would make is to not add quite so much parmesan cheese. I can not wait to try this recipe with feta and sun-dried tomatoes!"

Loading Image