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.