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Quick Pesto


This recipe was created with flexibility in mind, and is a great way to use up leftover ingredients. You can make variations by switching up the nut and herb combo with cilantro and almonds; parsley, walnut, and Parmesan cheese; or basil, pine nut, and Parmesan cheese.

Source: Body+Soul, January/February 2010


  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup nuts
  • 2 cups herbs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a food processor, finely chop 1/2 clove garlic. Add 1/4 cup nuts and grind. Add 2 cups herbs and process with 1/4 cup olive oil. Add 1/2 cup cheese (if using) and process to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes

Adjust the quantity of the ingredients depending on what you have, the flavors you like, and the number you're serving.

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