Friday, September 6, 2013

Besto Pesto

Basil from the garden:

Basil for Pesto:

Pesto for Freezer:

Recipe for you:


1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup *pine nuts, toasted 
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan (1 ounce) 
2 teaspoons chopped garlic 
2 tablespoons water 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/8 teaspoon black pepper 
1/3 cup olive oil

Pulse all pesto ingredients except oil in a food processor until finely chopped. With motor running, add oil in a slow stream and blend until combined well.

*Please note - I used walnuts (a little easier on the pocket book)
I also did not use any Parmesan - we're on a no dairy kick....for now.
I decreased the oil slightly too.

I like pesto best on fish and spaghetti squash.
How do you like it?


  1. Lovely pesto recipe. I like mine on pasta!

  2. Look so yummy. Thank you for sharing me you recipes. Have a nice week end.

  3. Gorgeous pesto! I love that stuff and the homemade version has nothing to beat it. I too like it on fish but also the classic way on pasta - linguini for preference. It's also very good tucked into the middle of homemade rolls before baking. Works a bit like a savoury doughnut. Only trick to remember is not to be too greedy about how much pesto to insert in each ball of dough as too much bursts forth in the cooking! - a teaspoonful is plenty per roll. Fabulous with soup! E x

  4. Pesto....Nammmmmmm!!!! :-) Thank you for sharing!! I like it on salmon, codfish, pizza, pasta, on my bread or knekkebrød(don´t know the English Word!?) with tomatoes......
    Have a Nice weekend! :-)

  5. Thanks for the recipe. I've never made pesto before but I love it and I have some basil growing in my windowsill. Looks like I have no excuse not to make some then!! Xx

  6. Great recipe and thanks for the extra tips too xo

  7. Thanks for this Astri,I will pin it on my recipe board, I prefer walnuts anyway, love it on salmon and on pasta. :)

  8. It looks very yummy, thank you for posting the recipe.

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  10. In Italia pesto with pasta:trofie,pesto,boiled potatoes,green beans mixed together.Gnam!

  11. Trop bon ! J'adore le basilic !! Merci pour cette super recette ;-)