How to Make Everyday Basil Pesto Video
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Everyday Basil Pesto VIDEO



In my latest book, Weelicious Lunches, I share the top 10 foods I always have on hand in my refrigerator and pantry. Number 3 on the list is Everyday Pesto. It's the easiest recipe to make and a fun way to get your kids involved in cooking by letting them help you put all the ingredients in the food processor. You can use this pesto to mix into pasta, rice, quinoa or even to coat on chicken or fish before or after cooking to add a tons of flavor and moisture. It can be used as a base to create a variety of recipes like Egg Pesto Melts while adding a ton of oomph!

Speaking of food that's green, it just dawned on me that St. Patrick's Day is next Monday. Since I'm such a big fan of using natural green coloring in holiday themed food, I have 23 Dye Free recipes that are perfect for St. Patty's. I even created an entire St. Patty's Day menu on my new menu planning service, Weelicious Menus, to help you get in the mood and celebrate whether you're born with the luck of the Irish or not.

Watch this video to help you get started making something tasty, but also a fun way to get ready for St Patrick's Day!

Everyday Basil Pesto Video from Weelicious

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  1. Neela Mehta

    August 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Can this pesto will work without cheese? What else could be used instead of cheese?

    • Catherine McCord

      August 15, 2014 at 9:12 am

      You can omit the cheese and it will change the flavor, but not the texture! If you still want some cheesy flavor, try adding a bit of nutritional yeast !

  2. Neela Mehta

    August 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Basil pesto looks delicious . I will give a try. Thx

  3. gzech

    July 7, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Question: In the video it states to use Kosher salt but the cookbook says salt so which should i use?

    • Catherine McCord

      July 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      I tend to use kosher salt for almost everything, but you can use whatever kind of salt you prefer!

  4. Theresa

    June 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Hey there Can I do the pesto with out pine nut’s?

    • Catherine McCord

      June 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Yes you can! You can use just about any nut or seed you want! You can omit completely, but it will change the flavor of the pesto!

  5. Madiha Kamal

    March 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I make this pesto in large batches and freeze it in icecube trays:) thanks for yet another amazing recipe!