Easy Basil Pesto Recipe!
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Nothing beats fresh homemade, and this Easy Basil Pesto Recipe will have your tastebuds doing the happy dance!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups Fresh Basil Leaves, packed
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cup Pine Nuts {or you can substitute ¼ cup chopped Walnuts}
  1. Combine Basil Leaves, Pine Nuts, Garlic and Parmesan Cheese in Food Processor or Blender. {I used my Vitamix to get the job done}
  2. Pulse or Blend ingredients until combined.
  3. Slowly pour in Olive Oil while running food processor or blender on a low speed.
  4. Optional: Add in a pinch of pepper or salt to taste.
  5. Transfer to a mason jar, drizzle with a thin layer of olive oil on top, store in the refrigerator, and pull it out with your dinner tonight, stir, and ENJOY!
  6. Serve over Pasta, with Bread, or cook up some Crockpot Creamy Pesto Chicken!
Use within 1 week in the refrigerator, or learn How to Freeze Pesto if you have any leftover.
Recipe by The Frugal Girls at https://thefrugalgirls.com/2014/07/easy-basil-pesto-recipe.html