Introduction: Homemade Green Pesto

About: Heya, I'm Helen and I love to make and learn how to do stuff.

This is my green pesto recipie. I looked on the internet to get a basic idea how to make pesto. Then I tried it and this is what turned out to be my favorite mix.

Step 1: What You Need

Here is what you need:

- basil leaves

- olive oil

- parmesan cheese

- garlic

- pine nuts*

- salt

*Allergy-Information: This recipie still workes without nuts.

Step 2: Mix It

Should you have a pestle I would recommend to use it! It takes a bit more time and muscle. :)


...put about 2 cups of basil leaves, a pinch of salt, 2 gloves of garlic and 1/2 a cup of pine nuts into a blender. Grate the parmesan, about 3/4 cup, and put it into the blender as well add a drizzle of the olive oil now. Turn it up and let it do all the work.

When everything is finely chopped add the olive oil (about 1/4 or a bit more, depending on how much basil and cheese you used) and blend it again.

Note to all of you who don´t have a blender or a pestle:
It is still possible to make this pesto. Just chop the basil leaves, pine and the garlic very fine and put them in a bowl. Add the grated parmesan and the oilve oil and the salt and stir everything well.

If you want to be a pro:
If you want to be a pro you can slightly roast the pine nuts in a pan befor putting them into the pesto. When you roast them they add more flavorto the mixture!

Step 3: There You Go

There you go - Homemade Green Pesto!

If you want to do something different with the pesto than using it as a pasta sauce try this:

I hope you liked this recipie. If you have other ideas what to add into the pesto you can write them in the comments.

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