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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.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 128 kcal


  • Food processor


  • 2 cups fresh basil, loosely packed
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • cup freshly-grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 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
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