Homemade Pesto Recipe

Pesto is one of the easier summer recipes I love to make. My garden is BURSTING with this fragrant herb so I make lots of pesto this time of the year.

Here is my simple Pesto recipe you can enjoy on pasta, zoodles, on bread, and even in quesadillas.

Don’t forget to check out the Magickal Aspects of Basil.

 

 

 

Homemade Pesto Recipe

Pesto is one of the easier summer recipes I love to make. My garden is BURSTING with this fragrant herb so I make lots of pesto this time of the year. Here is my simple Pesto recipe you can enjoy on pasta, zoodles, on bread, and even in quesadillas.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (or more) fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (approx.)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all your ingredients up to the oil in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Drizzle in the olive oil until it reached the desired consistency. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.
Cuisine: Sauce |

Notes

Don’t fuss too much over the measurements of this recipe. Create it based on how you like it to taste. If you like a little less garlic, add less. If you like pine nuts instead of walnuts, use pine nuts. Make it your kind of delicious.

Basil pesto darkens when exposed to air, store, it in an air tight container. Mason jars work nicely for storage.

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Leandra Witchwood

Leandra Witchwood

I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask?After many years of study, struggle, and disappointment; I realize that I could forge my own path using the knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques. Through persistence I found the honest answer... I can have both!
I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute of it. Okay… well, enjoying nearly every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where food, spirituality play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach different cooking classes for adults on subjects of making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient, recipe creation, and how to make cooking a part of your Magickal and spiritual practice.
From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most basic-mundane task and make it Magickal!
Please enjoy the recipes, article, and content here on The Magick Kitchen. If you have questions or suggestions, I’m listening.
I am so glad you joined me! The personal act of sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!
Leandra Witchwood

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Leandra Witchwood

I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask? After many years of study, struggle, and disappointment; I realize that I could forge my own path using the knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques. Through persistence I found the honest answer... I can have both! I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute of it. Okay… well, enjoying nearly every minute of it. In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where food, spirituality play brilliantly together. My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach different cooking classes for adults on subjects of making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient, recipe creation, and how to make cooking a part of your Magickal and spiritual practice. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most basic-mundane task and make it Magickal! Please enjoy the recipes, article, and content here on The Magick Kitchen. If you have questions or suggestions, I’m listening. I am so glad you joined me! The personal act of sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!

2 Comments:

  1. I just LOVE your site here. I enjoy reading it and recreating some of the recipes. NOT the seafood ones as I'm deathly allergic. Even the smell gets me and out comes the inhaler. But the rest I try to make and everyone who tries asks for the recipes and I give them out and say they're lovingly given by my friend on google Leandra, "Extraordinary Witch". They think I'm diss ing you and tell me I should be ashamed of myself. I just grin and wink. Those who really 'know' me, know what I mean and they grin and wink back. No insult was meant, for YOU are M'Dear an "Extraordinary Witch". Quite Lovely Inside and out. Have a fabulous weekend.
  2. This looks delicious!

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