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homemade basil pesto recipe

Homemade Pesto Recipe

Homemade Pesto Recipe - An easy recipe for homemade basil pesto! Pesto is made from a mixture of fresh basil, garlic, cheese, nuts, and olive oil.  Find out how to make it at home!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 1474kcal
Author Nichole


  • 2 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Cup Pine Nuts
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Fresh
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil


  • Add the fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse 5 times until a coarse mixture forms.
  • Turn the food processor on low and slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream.
  • Serve the pesto immediately or store in a small bowl covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.


Calories: 1474kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 152g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2925IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 688mg | Iron: 5mg