No-Bullshit Basil Pesto

here's what you'll need

  • Blender


  • 4 cups fresh basil, PACKED
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts or.... idk, nuts.
  • 1/2 cup or more parmesan cheese (try to get the Good Shit™, but I guess Kraft works if you're desperate)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

let's make this shit

Here are the instructions. Ready? Blend the ingredients.

That's it.

Throw it in a blender.

Blend and taste and adjust ingredients until you want to scream something in Italian and never go to fucking Olive Garden ever again.

My fav way to eat this is as a sauce for ravioli or linguine... maybe throw in some fresh vegetables and make a sexy pasta. I also just like to dip bread in it, and I bet it'd be delicious on baked chicken too.

Anyway, if you're a two-person household, you probably do NOT need to grow 8 basil plants because they will get OUT OF CONTROL