- 4 cups loosely packed basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, halved
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Place the basil, cheese, garlic and salt in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add nuts; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Store in an airtight container in the freezer up to 1 year. Yield: 1 cup.
Reviews forClassic Pesto
"Good, basic pesto recipe. Freezes well so I made several batches for using later."
"I change this up a little bit, but this is my fav pesto sauce recipe."
"I find the best way to store this pesto is to freeze it. Put about 2 Tbl in ice cube trays and after frozen place in freezer bags. Take out as many cubes as you want, and in a hurry I thaw it in the micro. Keep very well this way."
"The flavor was excellent but this pesto did not hold up well in the fridge. Anyone have storage advice?"