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This recipe is basically from a bakespace member (Susan). I wanted to make a few very slight changes for my own personal taste so I have re-entered this recipe so that I will remember the next time i make it (It would be really cool if there was a place for notes once we've added a recipe to our cookbooks).

Enjoy over pasta. Or to use as a sandwich spread, mix equal amounts of pesto with mayonnaise.


  • 2 cups packed basil leaves (about 3 oz.) you may also add some baby spinach leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (doesn't need much at all if any)


  • In food processor process basil / spinach leaves until fine, Add garlic, nuts and cheese and salt and pepper. Process until fine. Slowly add oil and process for a few seconds more. Store in the refrigerator.

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