Pin It
May 17, 2021

Basil Pesto

Posted on October 31, 2007 by in sauces

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

To make fresh basil pesto with herbs that you grew yourself, must be one of the most rewarding things to do. Early this morning I was in the garden already to pick the first of my basil crop and the smell was soooo delicious that I felt really inspired.
I could not get the children at school quick enough to just get busy in my kitchen. Well here is what I did.

Basil Pesto

1 basket (medium size) basil leaves
2 big cloves garlic
100 gr parmesan cheese, grated
100 gr almonds
juice and zest of a lemon

Put this in your blender and pour in olive oil while motor is running. Stop with the olive oil when the mixture is thick and almost like baby food.
Experiment with different herbs such as rocket, mint, parsley, Thai basil or a mixture of a few.
Also try experimenting with different nuts such as walnuts, pine nuts ect.

Pesto is delicious with so many things such as fish, chicken, veggies ,pasta and sandwiches.

Facebook Comments

Tags: , ,


  1. Labneh Pots - Perfect Picnic or Padkos Snack - My Easy Cooking - July 4, 2017

    […] summer when you have an abundance of fresh basil, please go ahead and make your own pesto. Please do not deprive yourself from making these delicious Labneh Pots in winter, just because you […]

  2. Caprese Salad - of course my take on it! - My Easy Cooking - November 15, 2017

    […] in my fridge. I love Camembert for its mild sweet taste. Exactly what you need with the salty basil pesto and the fresh tomatoes. My Caprese Salad should be served at room temperature. This will result in […]

  3. Zoodles with Pesto - oodles of flavor - My Easy Cooking - January 24, 2018

    […] with pesto is a meal on its own. I used Pesto Princess Basil Pesto (delish), but you are welcome to make your own if you have lots of basil in the garden. Add to the zoodles some sundried tomatoes and Fairview […]

  4. Pesto Salami Goats Cheese Pasta - My Easy Cooking - April 22, 2018

    […] you are more than welcome to make your own pesto, but it is also perfectly ok to buy a jar of Pesto Princess Pesto. They have vast array of […]

Leave a Reply

Please fill the required box or you can’t comment at all. Please use kind words. Your e-mail address will not be published.

Gravatar is supported.

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>