Pesto Sauce

How to make a simple pesto recipe


  • 2 Cups of Basil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup of Walnuts or Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup of Parmesan and or Pecorino Romano Cheese Finely Grated
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tablespoon of Salt
  • 1-2 Cloves of Garlic


  1. Mince or grate your garlic, do not rely upon the food processer to mince it enough
  2. Add the rest of your ingredients and pulse in the food processer 2-3 seconds at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Transcript of video below

Here we have all the ingredients for our pesto sauce that we’re going to make. Due to the unavailability of pine nuts, we will be using walnuts instead.

Additionally, I’ve decided to incorporate some lemon for a refreshing citrusy acidity. Our lineup includes basil, garlic, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, a touch of black pepper and crushed red pepper, olive oil, and salt. Once we combine these elements, we’ll show you the final result.

And here it is, our walnut pesto. Let me tell you, it’s absolutely amazing. I just had a taste, and it would be perfect on crostini or tossed with pasta for a delightful meal tonight.

Thank you for watching, and enjoy the love of food.