Recipe Details

A traditional, bright, and herbaceous basil pesto featuring flavors of northern Italy.

  1. In a food processor combine basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Process until pureed.
  2. Add cheese and pulse to incorporate. Hold refrigerated for service.


Replace the pine nuts in this recipe with sunflower seed for an allergen-free alternative.

Use this pesto as a pasta sauce, dressing or even a marinade for meats and fish.