Simple Pesto Sauce

Famous as a pasta sauce, but simple enough to make for grilled chicken, steak, fish, rice and grilled veggies.


For PDF copy of recipe, Simple Pesto Sauce


  • 2 cups Packed fresh basil leafs, washed and dried
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Pine nuts
  • 6 tbsp. Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a paste is formed. Add more oil if necessary.

  • Note: Can be refrigerated in a mason jar and used within a week (color will change slightly) or use half and freeze other half


  • Instead of pine nuts use walnuts or almonds or omit altogether
  • Mix 1/2 spinach, 1/2 basil for a milder flavor

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