Basil Pesto Recipe
This basil pesto recipe is so easy to make and the taste is far superior to anything you get from a store.
- 2 cups fresh basil, loosely packed
- 2 large cloves garlic
- ½ cup pine nuts
- ⅓ cup freshly-grated parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
Lightly toast the pine nuts (optional) and pulse with the garlic in the bowl of a food processor.
Add in the basil, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, and pulse until no large chunks of basil remain.
With the food processor running on low speed, pour in the olive oil and blend until smooth.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 1.6gProtein: 1.7gFat: 13.6gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 23mgIron: -1mg