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Basil Pesto Recipe

Easy Basil Pesto - Fresh, delicious and super simple! This basil pesto recipe is so versatile and can be added to so many dishes. You'll absolutely love this homemade pesto! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil pesto, pesto recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 87
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 2 cups fresh basil (stems removed)
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (more as needed)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the basil, pine nuts, garlic and parmesan in a food processor or blender and pulse until chopped. Add the oil and puree until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Add more olive oil, as needed. 


Calories: 87kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 30mg | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.3mg