Basil Pesto

Fresh Homemade Basil Pesto is an easy traditional homemade basil pesto. 7 ingredients = so fresh, so good and so saucy! Perfect for an easy marinade for grilled and roasted meats or stirred through a big bowl of pasta for a quick dinner solution!

Fresh Homemade Basil Pesto is an easy traditional homemade basil pesto. 7 ingredients = so fresh, so good and so saucy!

Oh my goodness y’all my basil plant is still huge. Apparently, I don’t use enough basil while cooking; or I have a green thumb that is out of control! So I figured I would make some homemade basil pesto and y’all know what that means?!?! Next week, be sure to come back to see some pesto infused recipes. Yum-yum!

So pesto…the best thing about pesto is that is it practically impossible to mess up. Truly you just mix everything together in a food processor and ta-da – you’ve got pesto!

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Fresh Homemade Basil Pesto is an easy traditional homemade basil pesto. 7 ingredients = so fresh, so good and so saucy!
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Fresh Homemade Basil Pesto

Here is an easy traditional homemade basil pesto. 7 ingredients = so fresh, so good and so saucy!
Course sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, parmesan, pesto, pine nut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 1354 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves slightly packed
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add the basil leaves, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, lemon zest, pine nuts and lemon juice into a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend continuously until the ingredients start to breakdown.
  3. Stream in the olive oil and allow the ingredients to emulsify with the oil; continue processing until the oil is combined with the basil and your other ingredients.
  4. Taste the pesto, add additional garlic or parmesan to preference.

Recipe Notes

Homemade pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Homemade Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1354 Calories from Fat 1269
% Daily Value*
Fat 141g217%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 517mg22%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 4086IU82%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 507mg51%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

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