The best thing about making your own delicious pesto is that you can vary it to your own tastes. Try a sun-dried tomato or spinach pesto recipe, or just a traditional homemade pesto from fresh basil.
This is a recipe for a traditional pesto made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Try it on toasted sliced baguette, tossed through pasta or used as a quick topping for barbecued chicken, lamb or salmon.
This is an authentic Genovese pesto and you won't find a tastier recipe! It will keep a month in the fridge, covered in a thin layer of oil. Watch it being made in the Allrecipes Pesto video.
If you grow your own basil this is a great use for the big plants when summer is ending. This pesto can be made in big batches and frozen for months.
Aromatic and fresh basil leaves are blended with Parmesan, walnuts and cloves of fresh garlic. This pesto tastes great on pasta, with tomatoes or even as a dip.
This versatile and tasty pesto of sun dried tomatoes and basil can be served over pasta or in sandwiches.