Basil Pesto with Pompeian Olive Oil

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Pesto is hands down one of my favorite things to make. I love it in soup, on pasta and spread on a crusty bread. It’s delicious and adds such a wonderful flavor to so many things.

It is one of those recipes thats so very easy to make, if you can get over the cost of the pine nuts.

While traditionally made with a mortar and pestle you can make pesto with  your favorite food processor.

You’ll need:

Pompeian Olive Oil
Pine nuts, toasted.
Parmesan cheese

Remove the stems from your basil leaves and place them in the bowl of your food processor. Drizzle with Pompeian Olive Oil and pulse the blades to create a paste. Add a generous amount of toasted pine nuts and blend again. Then, lastly, add in the parmesan cheese blend again.

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I really love the flavor of Pompeian Olive Oil in my pesto, it brings out the flavors of the basil and pine nuts in a wonderful harmony.

Add to soups, pastas or spread on a bread. However you choose, it will be delicious!

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    Pesto is one of my favorites too, super easy to make and so yummy on many different things. Of course it is my fav on some angle hair pasta, but I also love it on some crusty italian bread right out of the oven.

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