HarvestEating.com Cooking Video- Basil Pesto

Classic basil pesto from the ligurian region of Italy. Us on pasta, bread, chicken etc..


Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Extra virgin olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Kosher salt 2 Pinch
Toasted pine nuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic cloves 2 , peeled and crushed
Ground pepper To Taste
Grated parmigiano reggiano 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. In a food processor, put together all the ingredients except olive oil.

2. Put on the food processor and stream in the olive oil.

3. Open the lid, scrape the side of food processor and continue to blend and add olive oil, until the mixture gets coarse texture.


4. Serve or use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 392Calories from Fat 374

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.1%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 117 mg4.88%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet