58 Reviews

I used this all summer long for pasta and chicken and crostini (with a little Parmesan shaved on top). I froze some of it because I knew I couldn't keep the plant alive very long, and we made pasta with it the other night. It was still great. This is the best pesto recipe ever.

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JenPo December 12, 2006

Great recipe. I followed it exactly. We are big garlic lovers, but found this a just a little too garlicky. Next time I will use less garlic. But it was very fresh and vibrant!

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Doelee June 30, 2013

This was so good. We made it with a quarter arugula and used walnuts instead of pine nuts. It was delicious on our thin spaghetti and green beans with steak. Yum.

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lovelysoulthief September 30, 2011

This was very good although much too salty for me. I will definitely continue to use this recipe but decrease the salt up to as much as half.

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sofie-a-toast July 07, 2014

This recipe is absolutely delicious. If I had known how easy it is to make such great pesto, I would have planted more basil. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Abby McPlaid August 29, 2012

Very good and easy.

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MN Farmgirl August 13, 2011

This was sublime with portabella stuffed ravioli!

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BrendaGNGa August 13, 2011

This was my first time making pesto, due to the ridiculous amount of basil growing in my garden! I whipped up a batch tonight to freeze for later use. So simple and so tasty! Glad I found this recipe!

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ScrappieDoo July 16, 2011

Perfect! My search for a great pesto recipe ends here. Thanks!

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run for your life October 19, 2010
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