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.
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Easy & wonderful. Classic!

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.

5 5

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.