Pesto Sauce

While we most commonly associate a good Pesto sauce with some pasta, Pesto can truly be the star of any dish when made just right. This versatile sauce can be used as a dip, salad dressing, a spread or even on your pizza. The possibilities are endless.

So, here’s what you’ll need for my fool-proof recipe. Say goodbye to store bought pesto sauces!


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 lime juice
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup of lightly roasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup good quality of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste


To make the pesto, combine all of the above into a food processor jar. With the motor running, slowly add olive oil in a slow stream until a smooth yet coarse texture is formed. Make sure your sauce isn’t runny nor too thick –  it should be a perfect balance in between.

Next, scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed – and that’s it! If you don’t plan on using your sauce just yet, simply store into a refrigerator.

This sauce is so easy and simple – it tastes absolutely delicious.


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