Green Olive Pesto

A featured Wine Club recipe for Graziano Family of Wines - Monte Volpe Winery.
Green Olive Pesto


A creamy and authentic pesto pasta - a Graziano family favorite! Easy and delicious, you can try this on tonights pasta. Pair with Monte Volpe's Nebbiolo.

Yield: 1 1/2 Cups
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes


• 1 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
• 1/3 cup pine nuts
• 1-4 garlic cloves
• 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan


Drain olives, rinse well and pat dry. In a food processor, puree the olives with the pine nuts, garlic and parsley. While the food processor is still on, add the oil in a stream and add the parmesan. Blend the mixture well.

Serve the pesto with 1 pound of pasta, cooked and drained. Sprinkle the pasta and pesto with additional pine nuts. Or serve the pesto as a spread with crackers.

Enjoy with a glass of Monte Volpe!