Monday, March 7, 2011

Pesto Sauce

3 cloves garlic
2 cups fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons walnuts
1 dash salt and pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Add the garlic to the blender and mince. Next, add the basil leaves, walnuts, a dash of salt and pepper, and the Parmesan cheese to the blender and mix.  Add olive oil and mix until all the ingredients are pureed.  This can be frozen in ice cube containers for later use.  1-2 cubes per serving depending on how strong you like your pesto.  This is really good with some angel hair pasta, fresh tomatoes and mushrooms, and chicken.


  1. Is this from Rachael Ray? It looks like a recipe she did- her show is my new addiction. I've never made Pesto before. This looks yummy! Good idea with the ice cubes.

  2. Rachael Ray had a walnut pesto on her show today. She is my latest addiction. This looks yummy. I've never made Pesto before. You can do this in a regular blender? Cool idea with the ice cubes.

  3. Hehe. I thought it wasn't working- now you've got 2 of basically the same post. So here's a 3rd. Hope you guys are doing well. This is a fun blog. I need to try more of your recipes.

  4. Hi Cindy! I didn't get this from Rachel Ray, but it's a fairly common recipe. I make it in my regular blender because I don't have a food processor.... Good to hear from you!