Fresh, Local, Organic Basil Pesto with Sigona’s Fresh Press Leccino Olive Oil

Fresh basil and our just-pressed Leccino olive oil make for an absolutely fantastic pesto. I love how pesto comes together in the blink of an eye, and it is so versatile too! Try it as a traditional pasta pesto or on whole grain farro or whole grain rice; it’s also great over vegetables, such as sautéed zucchini or a medley, or even on top of a vegetable omelet. Makes about 3/4 cup.


Directions: Place all ingredients, except the olive oil, in a food processor or blender. Turn on the processor to bring ingredients together for about 30 seconds, then drizzle in the olive oil, processing about 1 minute or until you get a good consistency (if you like your pesto sauce thicker, add a bit more cheese…if you want it thinner, add a bit more oil).

Use immediately or cover well and store in the fridge up to a week. It also freezes well.

Leccino, Garlic & Basil

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