Homemade Pesto is so simple to make and incredibly versatile! Use this classic basil pesto recipe on pasta, in sauces, in bread, or even as a sandwich spread!
• Almost any mild flavored, raw nut will work in this recipe. I use pecans most often but walnuts, pine nuts, and sunflower seeds also work well. • I have also used an immersion blender to blend pesto and it works fine. • The consistency of pesto can be altered in a pasta dish by using pasta water. • I like to use pesto sparingly, so I would serve only half of this recipe over 1 pound of pasta. Experiment to see what taste you prefer!