Basil Herb Pesto

This pesto is made with 1/3 part parsley for a milder basil flavor.


  • 1 cup basil leaves (tightly packed)
  • ½ cup parsley leaves (packed)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil


  1. Process all ingredients except the oil in a blender or food processor.
  2. While the machine is running, drizzle the oil into the mix.
  3. Continue blending until the ingredients are chopped and form a thick sauce.
  4. Use immediately or refrigerate in a container with ½ inch layer of olive oil over the top to prevent browning.

**Tip: May be frozen in small cubes, don’t add cheese until just before serving though.

Serves: Makes about 1 cup

Credit: By ‘Cooking with the Healthful Herbs’