Doesn’t that look delicious?

Here is how to make the sauce.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 C. almonds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 C. fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 C. olive oil
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Making pesto is so simple which is why we love it soo much here and BookSumo.

The only real work is toasting your almonds so you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees then roast the almonds in the oven for about 10 mins then add everything to a food processor and puree it up nicely into a fresh and delicious sauce.

Boil your favorite pasta (ours is angel hair or vermicelli) and coat the noodles with your sauce liberally.

AND there it is.

The simplest pesto recipe.

This is a basic pesto recipe and it is enough to get you going, but we also have an Asian peanut version, a spicy version, a cheesy version, a mushroom version and a lot more delicious types of pesto’s.

All of them are just as easy to make, except you need certain ingredients.


If you like pesto and want to see different versions read our collection of pesto recipes in the Easy Pesto Cookbook:


Basil Dreamin’,
BookSumo Press

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