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Homemade Pesto

If you clicked on the info button, you probably read that I am italian. Yes, you read that right, I am italian. Since food has always been a huge part of my culture, I thought that I would share with you guys my mom’s famous homemade pesto recipe!

I hope you enjoy, let me know in the comments below 🙂




  • a handful fresh basil leaves
  • 50 gr almonds
  • 40 gr pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • a handful of freshly grated parmesan (preferibly Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • oil as needed



Combine the basil leaves, garlic, almonds and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.

 Add the freshly grated parmesan and oil and process until smooth and creamy.


Scoop down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula and season with salt if you like.

If you want your pesto to be creamier pour a small ladle of hot pasta water in the mixture and stir until well combined.


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