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Humble House Foods Basil Pesto

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This is a simple recipe, but rich and versatile. You can use it as a spread or a sauce, a dip or to toss into hot pasta. It’s become a summer classic, but this one, by chef Luis Morales, is made with walnuts instead of pine nuts. You can substitute pine nuts for walnuts in this recipe if you want the more traditional pesto.


Humble House Foods Pesto

8 ounces fresh basil leaves
1 pound Parmesan cheese, shaved or grated
8 ounces walnuts
2 ounces fresh, peeled garlic
2 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt or sea salt

Basil is the main ingredient in a classic pesto.8 ounces walnuts”2 ounces fresh, peeled garlic2 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Use immediately or freeze for later. It will last about six months in the freezer, too.

Makes about a quart of pesto.

From Luis Morales at Humble House Foods



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2 Responses to “Humble House Foods Basil Pesto”

  1. Shayla says:

    I am so excited to have found this recipe! I was in SA last weekend, and bought this at the farmers market and fell in love with it! Glad I can try to replicate it at home in Vermont:)