Classic Pesto Recipe - Cooking

Classic Pesto Recipe - Cooking

This classic pesto recipe adds so much flavor to so many dishes! Made of fresh basil, garlic, nuts, olive oil, and cheese, this pesto recipe comes together in minutes!

My basil has been abundant this summer in our back porch container garden. I’ve used it so much that I always think I’m going to use it all and then, by the miracle that is a basil plant, it grows more abundantly. Hey, I’m certainly not complaining. I’m absolutely grateful!

We’ve used it in just about everything possible this year from our caprese grilled chicken to pasta. But I do have to tell you, I’ve had more than my fair share of caprese salad this summer. Oh my goodness, have I ever!


  • 4 cups basil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ - 1 cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
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