Yield: about ½ cup

Basil Pesto

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This quick and easy Basil Pesto is so delicious, you'll need to make a second batch! Perfect for adding to pasta, fish, baked tomatoes and sandwiches, it's kicks up the flavor of your favorite foods!


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup olive oil


  1. In a food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. Blend until fine.
  2. Slowly add in the olive oil and blend until desired consistency, adding more or less oil as needed. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days. ENJOY.


  • Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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