Classic Basil Pesto

 Classic Basil Pesto is the perfect flavor to add to any dish Classic Basil Pesto   The other day I visited the spa with my best friend. We visit Glen Ivy Hot Springs when we are in the mood for a spa day, palm trees, pools and Peach Bellinis make this our favorite place. We enjoyed tanning, a facial, Peach Belinis and a tasty lunch. Spa days need to come more often in my life, and facials ohhhh they are the best ever!!   Another favorite of mine? Basil Pesto.   It was only until I was 19 that I realized my adoration for pesto. It’s ironic because I worked at an Italian restaurant from 15-19 but never had any pesto while I worked there. Weirdly, the green color put me off. But now the rich green color excites me. Pesto Garlic Bread, Pesto Chicken Sandwiches,  Creamy Pesto Pasta, Pesto Hummus… the options are endless.     Classic Basil Pesto   I usually buy pesto from Costco or Trader Joe’s but the other week I questioned why I had never made it. I couldn’t come up with a good answer so I decided I better make some. It was simple, made in 5 minutes. And being the garlic lover that I am, I loved being able to adjust the amount of garlic.   This is one of those things that you have to just make yourself, it is that easy. Classic Basil Pesto     I used some of this pesto to make a Pesto Mac & Cheese, recipe coming next week.   Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil Pesto


  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a food processor pulse garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and basil leaves. Pulse until fully combined, add in olive oil and pulse until you get a smooth texture. Store in fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to three months.

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