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Pesto Sauce Recipe with Fresh Basil

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This pesto sauce recipe is so easy to make! In under 10 minutes you can have a homemade and delicious basil pesto that is perfect for appetizers, pizza or even to make pesto chicken! Do not buy store bought when the seasonings and ingredients are so easy to obtain and create.

You won’t be sorry!

pesto sauce recipe

Pesto Sauce Recipe

Ingredients for your pesto:

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Note on pine nuts: pine nuts can be pretty strong for some people so if you want a fun substitute, try walnuts instead!

fresh basil leaves

Meal Prep for Pesto: I am a fan of shredded Parmesan or fresh Parmesan in recipes versus grated.

In a pesto recipe like this, the basil pesto is a bit more dense and with more texture than if you use grated.

If you prefer a smoother texture, you can substitute for a Kraft Grated.

fresh parmesan makes the best pesto recipe

How to make Pesto

Place all ingredients in a food processor.

garlic goes in your pesto

Process for 10 seconds before scraping down the sides and repeating until mixture is evenly blended.

use food processor to create a perfect blend of pesto

If mixture is to thick, add additional oil, 1 tablespoon at a time.

 

add oil to your pesto to smooth recipe

Makes about 2/3 cup homemade pesto.

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These recipes can be enhanced by adding fresh pesto! Use it to spread, dip, and dial up the flavor of these amazing recipes.

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Pesto Sauce Recipe with Fresh Basil
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Pesto Sauce Recipe with Fresh Basil and Pine nuts, a classic basil pesto. This pesto sauce recipe is so easy to make! In under 10 minutes you can have homemade and delicious basil pesto that is perfect for appetizers, pizza or even to make pesto chicken! 

Course: condiment, dips
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dip, pesto, pesto sauce recipe, sauce
Author: Salty Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 3 cups basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Process for 10 seconds before scraping down the sides and repeating until mixture is evenly blended.
  3. If mixture is to thick, add additional oil, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Makes about 2/3 cup pesto

How to make Classic Pesto

Make sure you pin this pesto recipe for later!

  1. Place all pesto ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Process for 10 seconds before scraping down the sides and repeating until mixture is evenly blended.
  3. If mixture is to thick, add additional oil, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Makes about 2/3 cup pesto.

Pesto Recipe from Scratch, Classic Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe, Never buy store bought AGAIN! #pesto #sauce #italian #dip #basil #recipe

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