Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe
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Homemade Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto made with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, cheese and olive oil is a delicious condiment recipe that adds flavor and color to your meals.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil pesto, homemade basil pesto, homemade basil pesto recipe, homemade pesto
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Shelby Law Ruttan


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 large fresh garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Pulse basil in a food processor several times.
  • Add the pine nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pulse several more times, scraping down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.
  • Slowly add olive oil while the food processor is running. Be sure to scrape down sides of food processor intermittently during this process.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg