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Basic Pesto Sauce - A Thyme to Plant

(recipe, Williamsburg Farmers Market)


This Pesto was demonstrated live at our market during Herb Day on May 1, 2010 by Nicole Schermerhorn of A Thyme to Plant Herb Farm in Glen Allen, VA.


  1. 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  2. 3 large garlic cloves
  3. ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  4. ¼ cup pine nuts
  5. 2 Tbsp. chopped Italian parsley
  6. 2 Tbsp. chopped Greek oregano leaves
  7. ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil


  1. Combine herbs, garlic, cheese and nuts in food processor or blender.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. With machine running, slowly add olive oil.
  4. Let stand five minutes before using.
  5. May be stored in the refrigerator for one week.
  6. Serve over fresh pasta.