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italian grandma pesto sauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ali Pica
Goose Creek, SC

This Pesto sauce is amazing! It's great with Parmesan chicken and pasta! Also it's a great dip for bread. :) If doing this recipe for gluten free, be careful of what brand nuts you buy and check if they are gluten free.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6 people or lb of pasta
prep time 15 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For italian grandma pesto sauce

  • 2 c
    baby arugula leaves
  • 3/4 c
    basil leaves
  • 1/2 c
    mostly pine nuts and handful of shelled pistachio nuts totaling 1/2 cup
  • 2 clove
  • 2/3 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 c
    grated asiago cheese
  • 1 lb
    linguine pasta (i like deboles quinoa gf pasta but the gluten free pasta choice is yours)
  • 1 pinch
    salt if desired

How To Make italian grandma pesto sauce

  • 1
    *Pesto is required to be made in a food processor. In the food processor, add extra virgin olive oil, cheese, and nuts. Process for 1-2 minutes. Then add garlic, basil, and arugula. Process for 2-3 minutes.
  • 2
    Cook pasta according to directions.

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