Pesto Sauce


I was introduced to pesto flavor only few months back. The reason why it took me so long to try out pesto, is my aversion from anything ‘green’ alias ‘healthy’ 😀 Though I had heard that pesto flavor is good and would be liked by any Desi, I had my own reservations because I know Palak Paneer is one of the favorites of most Desis. And I know how much I dislike Palak Paneer. But for one of our lunch meetings, I had no choice but to eat a Pesto Chicken Pizza and voila! I loved it 🙂 Then I thought why not give it a try. And it turned out good. It goes really well with any sandwich or can replace your pizza sauce!


Fresh basil leaves – 2 cups
Pine nuts or Walnuts(chopped) – 1/4 cup
Garlic – 3 cloves
Parmesan cheese/Romano cheese(grated) – 1/4 cup
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Lime juice – 1 tsp(optional)
Salt – to taste(apprx. 1/4 tsp)


1. In a food processor, pulse together the basil, pine nuts/walnuts, garlic, lime juice, cheese and salt.
2. Slowly pour in the olive oil. Pulse a few more times.