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Pesto alla Genovese

Pesto alla Genovese Recipe

  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 bunches Genoese (small-leaved) basil, about 36 leaves per bunch, or any available small-leaved green basil
  • 7 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup grated pecorino cheese, preferably Sardinian
  • ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, preferably Ligurian extra-virgin, plus more as needed
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224kcal (11%)
Total Fat 23g (35%)
Saturated Fat 4g (19%)
Cholesterol 7mg (2%)
Total Carbohydrate 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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