I’m not sure what it is but I have a thing for Pesto. I absolutely love it. I love it on crostini, in sandwiches, on salmon, in pasta and even just off the spoon. My son loves spreading it on his wraps then adding the meat. There are infinite things to put it in and on. What’s your favorite way?

During the holidays I make a gorgonzola and brie torte that is laced with pesto in between the layers. The flavor is deadly, not to mention a heart attack waiting to happen.

For those of you that enjoy pesto as well but have never attempted to make it here is the recipe that I use. It’s very simple and delicious!

Don’t forget to share with me your favorite way to eat pesto.

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto is a condiment so simple to prepare that when added to dishes transforms them into something spectacular!


  • 2 cups Basil leaves (rinsed and patted dry)
  • 3 tablespoons Pine Nuts
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin Olive Oil


  1. In a food processor, place pine nuts, basil, garlic and sea salt and process to a paste.
  2. Add the cheese and drizzle in the olive oil.
  3. Store in a jar. Can top with a bit of oil.
Note: I like it best when it's had a couple hours for the flavors to meld in the refrigerator.

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  1. Ooh that’s good too. I could eat pesto all day though. That can increase your waste size..I have to be careful otherwise I’ll be floating away.

  2. Love pesto on pasta too! Add a bit of the hot pasta cooking water to the pesto, then mix pasta/pesto.

    Pesto days are coming to an end, though, with the weather starting to turn. I never really had a good crop of basil this summer, what with all the rain we had, so didn’t make it as much as I would have liked.

  3. You can always get basil at the grocery store. There’s never been a time that I can’t get it. You may not be able to grow it at home due to climate conditions but it’s still shipped in to the stores.

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