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Toasted Pecan Pesto To Make Your Mother Proud

Not only is a homemade toasted pecan pesto a great way to showcase basil, it’s also the ultimate luxury. Making your own pesto signals to your guests not only that you’re a culinary wizard, but that you really care. For this recipe it’s best you use a food processor like the Hamilton Beach single serve blender.


One bunch fresh basil 
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c toasted pecans
1/3 c Parmesan cheese
4 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste


Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender


Step 1. Wash and dry your basil and peel the garlic 

Step 2. Divide your ingredients. At the first 1/3 of the ingredients to the blender

Step 3. Add olive oil and bled until smooth 

Step 4. Apply same process to the remaining 2/3 of the ingredients 

Step 5. Store your pesto on the fridge using an airtight container or jar. 

Pro Tip: if the container is not airtight your pesto will brown, add some extra olive oil to the top of your jar before sealing to ensure air does get on your pesto.

This post brought to you in partnership with Hamilton Beach. Desire to wow guests with homemade pesto is completely our own.