This will be the only pesto recipe you will ever need or want. If you can find better, I’ll send you a free jar of my own. It’s impossible to get tired of pesto. It livens up every meal. Good to great basil is key. I suggest growing your own organic basil in organic soil, or buying fresh quality organic basil. There is no substitute for the good stuff.

How to grow Organic Basil


Yields: 1 cup pesto

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 2-3 handfuls of slivered almonds/pine nuts/cashews (I used almonds)
  • 2-3 cloves grated garlic
  • salt to taste

Blend all ingredients on low to medium or pulse. Do not whip on high for a long time. You want herb pieces, not a green smoothie. If you're allergic to nuts then just add a bit more basil.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes

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