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Post  BlackjackWidow 7/14/2018, 10:37 am

(ANSFG pg 206)


  • 2 cups basil leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 Tbsp Romano cheese

  • 1/4 pine nuts (or walnuts, pecans or peanuts)

  • dash of salt

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • water




Combine basil, garlic, cheeses, nuts and salt in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, slowly add olive oil. Thin with a few drops of water until it reaches the consistency of oatmeal - not too thick, but not runny. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. 

I modified it a bit, since I didn't have any Romano cheese on hand, I just used grated Parmesan. Definitely didn't need any water added, mine were freshly washed and not dripping wet, but I didn't dry them thoroughly either. I added a bit more Parmesan to get it to a nice consistency. The basic recipe can be adapted by using different types of nuts, basil and cheeses.


Great when spread on whole wheat saltines, tossed with pasta, or broiled on bread like garlic toast. 


Store in glass jars covered with a thin layer of olive oil for several months in the refrigerator or freezer. You can also freeze in ice cube trays, then pop the cubes in a plastic bag in the freezer.
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Post  sanderson 7/14/2018, 3:00 pm

Thank you for sharing. Not everyone has Mel's recipe book.

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Post  Turan 7/14/2018, 9:58 pm

I sometimes substitute sunflower seeds for the pine nuts and snapes for the garlic.  I also use twice as much or more garlic than 2 cloves per 2 cups basil.  Pesto made with cilantro or mint leaves is also good.  I have heard that carrot top pesto is also good.

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