Classic Basil Pesto

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Here is the 'Classic' Pesto. This recipe is also from Diana Shaw's Essential Vegetarian. Now you've seen her recipes, go out & get the book, its Awesome!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put everything into the food processor, pulse to combine, then whiz away to make a paste.


Most Helpful

Easy & wonderful. Classic!

1035202 January 22, 2010

I'm not rating, as I used this recipe as a "jumping off" point, but then pretty much did my own thing. I thought I had 2 cups of basil, but turns out when I packed it, there really was only about 1 1/2 cups. And I used 4 really big cloves of garlic. And increased the pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan to 1/4 cup each. And then added a tablespoon of lemon juice, too. So, it really wasn't this recipe in the end, but it was yummy.

MathMom.calif April 22, 2007

I've tried this one before (from Diana Shaw's cookbook), it's yummy. I must have signed that cookbook out of the library four times already. It's a great book. Thanks for sharing.

lortle July 11, 2005

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