Best Easy Pesto Recipe

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BEST easy pesto recipe!! I put this on everything: sandwiches, pasta, chicken...summer love!

BEST easy pesto recipe!! I put this on everything: sandwiches, pasta, chicken…summer love!

Are you tired of Fabio yet? I hope not – because I could watch his videos every day! They always consist of simple recipes, delicious looking food, and pure entertainment. Here is his famous, simple pesto recipe. Forget about all of those other fancy recipes you may find on the web – this one is the only one you need. I just made this for dinner and my husband went (pine) nuts. Watch and learn if you want to see him make it! See my breakdown of the recipe, below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch fresh basil leaves (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup Pecorino Romano grated cheese (many traditional pesto recipes use Parmesan, but Pecorino is freaking DELICIOUS. I substitute this for Parm almost all the time.)
  • salt & pepper (about 1/2 tsp. each)

Directions: place everything except for the cheese in a food processor. Blend for just under a minute or so. Like Fabio says, you want your pesto to be “chunky.”

Once it’s well blended and the leaves are all broken down, add the cheese. Blend for just 7 – 10 seconds more. That’s it!! You are officially a bad-ass-little-italian-pesto-making-machine. WASSAMATTAFOYOUUU?? Ahem.

Store this batch in a jar in your refrigerator for up to a week. or pop it in the freezer for future use.

 

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Did you like this post? Then check out the book I wrote! It's called "The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, and it's available on Amazon! Here's my official bio: Alessandra Macaluso is author of “The Real-Deal Bridal Bible”, available on Amazon and Kindle. Alessandra also writes screenplays and articles, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. She has contributed to Scary Mommy, Uptown Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, and many other publications, and was featured in the New York Times “Life and Style” section. Her original screenplay, “Polar Suburbia”, placed as a semi-finalist in the 2009 Moondance Film Festival. Alessandra has had her work featured in many places around the web and is currently working on two book projects. For more information, you can visit her author website: AlessandraMacaluso.com..

Comments (3)

  • Boban Alempijevic

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    Ooohhh, I am soo saving this one, I love pesto on fresh hot bred 🙂 Not to mention all kind of food recipes 🙂

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    • ali mac

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      Boban!!! Me too. It is so great to hear from you 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the pesto recipe – it is so yummy!!!

      Reply

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