I LOVE pesto and if you do as well, you’ll definitely want to give this delicious recipe a try. Growing up, my Italian family (on my mom and dad’s side) never ate pesto as part of our traditional Italian cuisine. The first time I had pesto, it was made by my mother-in-law before my husband and me were even married. She used fresh basil from her garden along with roasted pine nuts. She served it over pasta, and it was out of this world! The second time that I had pesto, other than from my mother-in-law, was when my husband and I were on our honeymoon and we had the most delicious pesto at a pizzeria in Portofino, Italy called El Portico.