Pesto Recipe Do you ever just feel like having something homemade, not from a can or the farmer’s market, or even the local Italian butcher down the street?? Well, since I got an amazing food processor I feel like this ALL the time. Last night, I perfected my own pesto recipe. Here it is…as you will see it is very simple, and very tasty.

Simple, Amazing Pesto 

Sophie Collins

hopeful romantic 

Prep Time:
10 min

4 cups


  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 6 medium-size cloves garlic
  • 5 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1 ½  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan


Place the walnuts, pine nuts and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process for 30 seconds. Add basil leaves, salt, and pepper. While processing, add olive oil slowly. Puree for one minute. I usually serve half the pesto with Fusilli and freeze the other half.

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