Simple Italian pesto adds depth to many dishes besides pasta (although tossed in bowl of al dente linguine is reason enough to love it). Bring dips, meats, sandwiches, and even soups to life with this glorious green sauce.
Perfect! I used walnuts--since pine nuts have become so pricey it's hard to find fresh ones in my area and the walnuts blend just as well with the basil. I think this recipe can work with other herbs, too. I've used cilantro with pecans in the past, so plug them into this recipe and maybe sub manchego for the parmesan
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely the BEST! Ingredient proportions right on the mark. I've been using other recipes, and finally tried this one, and I am so happy I did. Followed the recipe exactly. Made three batches, two to freeze, one to use for lunch. Great time to make it. Beautiful basil in the farmers markets.
My first time making a pesto. It turned out great! I only had raw marcona almonds on hand so used those as I felt they tasted similar to pine nuts. I'm excited to eat this tonight!