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How To Make Basil Pesto recipe

Basil Pesto

Course Main dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil pesto, how to make pesto, pesto sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 213kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 2 cups Fresh Basil packed firmly
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic
  • 2/3 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Place all ingredients except for olive oil and salt in a food processor. Add half of the olive oil and begin to puree.
  • Continue to pour the olive oil into the mixture as it purees until you reach a smooth consistency.
  • Add salt to taste and enjoy!


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 48mg | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.6mg