Freezable Genovese Sauce (Pesto)

Freezable Genovese Sauce (Pesto)

Homemade Genovese sauce (basil pesto). You can use it in all kinds of recipes.


Basil leaves
100 g
◎ Pine nuts (or walnuts)
20 g
◎ Garlic
2 cloves
◎ Grated Parmesan cheese (or other grated cheese)
25 g
◎Olive oil
100 to 120 g
◎ Salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon
◎ Coarsely ground black pepper
To taste


1. Wash the basil leaves. Put the basil leaves and pine nuts (or walnuts) in a food processor, and chop finely. If using walnuts, toast them in a frying pan first.
2. Add the ◎ ingredients to the food processor. Process until finely chopped and it's done.
3. Divide into small containers or Ziploc bags and freeze. Defrost in the refrigerator before using.
4. This is hvivid's recipe "Shrimp and Mozzarella Cheese a la Genovese" pasta. It tastes great! Recipe ID: 1229369

Story Behind this Recipe

I was about to get a lot of basil leaves cheaply, so I turned them into this sauce while they were still fresh.