How to Make Homemade Basil Pesto

Yield: 20 teaspoons
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
This classic, homemade basil pesto recipe is made with only 5 ingredients. This is a perfect recipe to replace your store-bought pesto. 
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4.25 from 4 votes



  1. Combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, and parmesan cheese in food processor.
  2. Pulse the ingredients until combined.
  3. Slowly pour in olive oil while running food processor.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, healthy, how to, low-carb, Special Diet, vegetarian

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/20) — Calories: 61, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 9mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g

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