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Homemade Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe - An easy recipe to make at home. Pesto is made from a mixture of fresh basil, garlic, cheese, nuts, and olive oil.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian


  • Food Processor


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Combine basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and salt in a
    food processor. Pulse a few times until a course mixture forms.
  • Slowly pour 1/4 cup olive oil into the top of the food processor and pulse while slowly adding the remaining olive oil. Mix until evenly incorporated.
  • Store in air tight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Keyword basil, pesto
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