Skip to content

Italian Basil Pesto Sauce

An Olive Oil Recipe

Share Pin It

Prep Information

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

n/a minutes


4 people


  • 1 cup Frantoio/Leccino Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated
  • 3 cups loosely packed basil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place half of the oil, basil and all the garlic in a blender or food processor and pulse a few times until well-combined.
  • Add the pine nuts, cheese, salt and pepper. Let the blender run as you alternately add the other half of the olive oil and basil
  • Once it is completely mixed but before it becomes smooth, stop the blender. The pesto sauce should have some texture.
  • Adjust seasoning as needed. Pour over pasta or spread on bread.
Back To Top