Master Pesto Recipe
  • 1 part nuts
  • Garlic, if using, to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 4 parts fresh herbs
  • 1 part oil
  • ½ part grated hard cheese
  1. Substitute the parts with any convenient measure. A ¼ cup measure works nicely for developing new recipes.
  2. When adding garlic, always add in the beginning with the nuts and salt.
  3. Follow the directions for making a machine-made version or the hand-made version.
  4. The ratios are not cast in cement as different nuts, herbs and hard cheeses have varying oil and moisture contents. Play around a bit.
Tip: When choosing an oil to use in a pesto recipe I use the same criteria as for choosing an oil to use in a salad dressing. First of all it must compliment the other ingredients. Next is that I can eat the oil by the spoonful. Simply because, like salad dressing, I love eating pesto by the spoonful.
Recipe by Eco Herb at