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Pecan Pesto

Pesto is so flavorful and adds so much depth to a wide variety of dishes.


Pecan Pesto

Missouri Northern Pecan Growers
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Entree, Main Course, sauce
Servings 1 cup


  • 3 cups fresh Basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Pecan Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Pecan Pieces or Halves
  • Dash of Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Blend basil, garlic and pecans in a food processor. With the processor still running, slowly add pecan oil and process until mixture is mostly smooth. Add more oil if thinner consistency is desired.
  • Add shredded cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper and process briefly to combine. Enjoy!


Uses for Pecan Pesto:
  1. Toss it with warm pasta or spaghetti squash.
  2. Use it on pizza as topping or sauce.
  3. Spread on a sandwich.
  4. Dollop on scrambled eggs, omelet, or frittata.
  5. Perfect on chicken, fish, and vegetables.
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