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Pesto Genovese Sauce

medium time servings 8

Thanks to Laura, we got the secret for an authentic Pesto Genovese (meaning: from Genova, Italy). Pesto is one of the most known pasta sauce in the world, it's super easy to make but you need the right basil: outside from Italy it's called Italian sweet basil.


- two bunches of basil

- 50gr of pine kernels

- 100gr of pecorino (seasoned goat cheese)

or Parmesan (if you can’t find pecorino)

- olive oil

- garlic cloves

- salt

Put the basil leaves (just the leaves!) in a mixer bowl, add the pine kernels, the chopped garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Process everything for 1 min. Add grated cheese, salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oilve. Mix the ingredients till the sauce is creamy.

To preserve the pesto, put it in a jar, cover it completely with olive oil and keep refrigerated! This sauce is perfect with linguine pasta or spaghetti!

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