Welcome back to my cooking blog. Today I am sharing a very tasty and easy Authentic Italian Basil Pesto (Pesto Genovese) Recipe for you. Try this sauce and make delicious pasta with this sauce. An authentic Genoese pesto.
It’s straight from Italy and you won’t find a better recipe! This calls for a spoonful of pecorino cheese, but you could also use all Parmesan in a pinch.
To store in the fridge for up to 1 month: place pesto in a jar, cover with olive oil, and top with a lid.
Traditionally, the authentic Pesto Genovese recipe is made with a marble mortar and pestle. It’s long and tiring work, therefore in this recipe, we will use a food processor with some tricks.
In 15 minutes you will have a very delicious pesto sauce, green and tasty!
How To Make Authentic Italian Basil Pesto (Pesto Genovese) Recipe With Step By Step Instructions:
- Basil Leaves ( 2 cups)
- Pine Nuts ( 2 tbsp)
- Garlic ( 2 cloves ), roughly chopped
- Sea Salt ( 1/4 tsp)
- Extra- Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup)
- Parmigiano Reggiano (1/4 cup) grated to taste
- Pecorino Romano Or Sardo ( 1/4 cup)
Place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and salt in a food processor and pulse until pureed into a smooth paste
Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the olive oil until evenly mixed.
Stir in the cheeses until the mixture is homogenous.