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Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe - No Diets Allowed #Food #Foodie

Basil Pesto Recipe


  • 4 cups packed basil leaves sometimes I like to substitute some of the basil for arugula
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup roasted almonds
  • 1 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste about ½ tsp of each
  • ¾ cup grated pecorino or asiago cheese


  1. Add basil leaves, garlic, roasted almonds, ¼ cup of olive oil, salt and pepper to a blender. Blend to combine all ingredients. Once it has become a paste, start adding the remaining 1 cup of olive oil slowly in a stream, with the blender running. Once all the oil has been added, add the cheese and stir to combine and taste to adjust the salt.