Pesto Sauce

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Pianolady

Another delicious recipe from Ina Garten / The Barefoot Contessa. Delicious served on her "Pesto Pea Salad" which I have posted here as well. The best pesto we have ever had by far.

Top Review by KPD123

this was a great addition to my dd's spaghetti dinner birthday party! i made this up ahead of time, which is always a bonus! i followed the recipe exactly except for using asiago instead of parm. everyone loved this and there was hardly any leftover! gotta love miss ina! i remember this episode with the pasta, pesto and peas. thanks so much for posting!! this is the best pesto i've made yet!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the walnuts, pignolis, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  2. Process for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper.
  4. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is finely pureed.
  5. Add the Parmesan Cheese and puree for a minute.
  6. Serve, or store the pesto in the refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top.
  7. Enjoy!

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