Basil Pesto

At Lucini Italia Co., we make it our aim to provide customers with the highest quality of ingredients in order to make delicious and healthy gourmet Italian foods. We offer a variety of different ingredients, including EVOO, handcrafted sauces, and so much more. Not just that, but we’ll be glad to share with you some of our healthy recipes involving these ingredients. Here’s our very own basil pesto recipe that utilizes our premium extra virgin olive oil.

Our EVOO Difference

Basil pesto is such a classic sauce that you’ll find tons of different basil pesto recipes out there – from professional to homemade. However, we at Lucini Italia Co. believe that our basil pesto stands out from the pack mainly because of our premium extra virgin olive oil that we include in the recipe. We hope you give it a try and see for yourself!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup Lucini®Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

Add the basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, crushed red pepper and salt and pepper to taste to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. This can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Serve on top Chef Spike’s Pork and Pancetta Burger or any Delverde Pasta.

Recipe By: CHEF SPIKE MENDELSOHN

Chef Spike is the owner and can be found in the kitchens at Good Stuff Eatery and We, The Pizza in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill. Both restaurants offer American comfort food with a chef twist. Chef Spike was a contestant on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Season 4: Chicago and Top Chef All-Stars. He has appeared on Oprah.com, Good Morning America, CNN and MTV. Chef Spike went to battle on The Food Network’s Iron Chef America and is in the upcoming season The Next Iron Chef.