Garden Pesto Sauce

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other Time: 13 Minutes


1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 1/2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil


Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pine nuts and pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant. Let cool 5 minutes. Process basil leaves, parsley, garlic, and 1/3 cup olive oil in a food processor until a coarse paste forms. Add nuts and Parmesan cheese, and process until blended. With processor running, pour 1/3 cup olive oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream; process until smooth. Cover and chill up to 5 days.