George's Pesto Sauce

This image courtesy of George Geary

If you have fresh basil growing in your garden, this recipe is a perfect for a use. Plus you can freeze it in small batches!

NotesOlive oils used in this recipe:

2 cups



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian

Equipmentfood processor

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Type of Dishpasta sauce, sauces


  • 3 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, washed
  • 12 sprigs Italian parsley, washed and dried
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Temecula Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup pinenuts, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. In work bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade, combine basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil and garlic oil. Process until ingredients are chopped fine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add pinenuts and process

  2. Add cheese just before serving.


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