Emerald Green Pesto

Jo Zimny


This summer we grew a few different varieties of basil in our garden. My hubby loves Pesto, so he asked me to make him some. This recipe is simple and delicious!

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20 Min


2 c
basil, packed
1/2 c
fresh grated romano cheese
1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/3 c
pine nuts
3 medium
cloves garlic, minced
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

How to Make Emerald Green Pesto


  • 1Grind up your Romano cheese in your food processor. When ground remove and set aside.
  • 2Put the basil and nuts into the bowl of the food processor and pulse until you get a rough chop.
  • 3Add the garlic and pulse a few more times.
  • 4Through the feeding tube of the food processor pour the olive oil in a small stream. Stop to scrape the sides down with a spatula. Once the oil is used, add the grated cheese.
  • 5Blend again, add the salt and pepper.
  • 6Let sit over night in the fridge for the best flavor. Use over pasta, baked potatoes, toasted bread etc.
  • 7Enjoy!

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About Emerald Green Pesto

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #Basil, #pesto