At some point I think I’m going to change the name of my blog to “Pesto Princess”! I love making my own Pesto at home, from Walnut Sage to traditional Basil to Arugula Blue Cheese to my most popular pesto recipe on the blog, Kale Pesto, I’m kind of a pesto fanatic!
When making my “Green Pizza” for St Patty’s Day I knew I had to use a pesto to make the sauce green to go with the theme of the pizza!
I made a pesto sauce in a Home Ec class in Middle School and that was the first and only time I had the sauce until a few years ago. Not a lot of pesto in Oklahoma 😉
So glad it is back in my life now and I wanted to make my own to top the super fresh and healthy “green pizza”!!
Ingredients (makes 1/2 cup)
- 2 cups fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Begin by placing the basil and garlic in a blender or food processor.
Next, add the walnuts.
Add the salt, pepper and olive oil.
Blend well, then add the cheese by hand.
Voila, a delicious pesto sauce for pizza, pastas and more!
I’ve used this delicious homemade pesto in recipes from Gluten-Free Green Pizza to Basil Raviolis!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: The recipe is gluten-free.