Tag Archives: basil pesto recipe

Basil Pesto

Homemade fresh basil pesto is an easy recipe to make in a blender or food processor with 7 simple ingredients, perfect for tossing in Italian pasta dishes!

Homemade Basil Pesto

When making my “Green Pizza” for St Patty’s Day I knew I had to use a pesto to make the sauce green to go with the theme of the pizza!

Basil Walnut Pesto Sauce

I made a pesto sauce in a Home Ec class in Middle School and that was the first and only time I had the sauce until a few years ago.

So glad it is back in my life now and I wanted to make my own to top the super fresh and healthy “green pizza”!!

Basil Pesto Ingredients

Basil Pesto Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Basil Pesto Instructions

Begin by placing the basil and garlic in a blender or food processor.

Basil Pesto Recipe

Next, add the walnuts.

How to make Walnut Basil Pesto

Blend well.

Food Processor Basil Pesto

Add the salt, pepper and olive oil.

Homemade Pesto in a Food Processor

Blend well, then add the cheese by hand.

Basil Pesto Recipe

Voila, a delicious pesto sauce for pizza, pastas and more!

Basil Pesto Recipe

I’ve used this delicious homemade pesto in recipes from Gluten-Free Green Pizza to Cheesy Basil Pesto Pasta to Pesto Baked Salmon!

Easy Basil Pesto Recipe

basil pesto recipe, homemade basil pesto, fresh basil pesto, basil walnut pesto, recipe, pesto recipe, pesto sauce, italian pesto, easy pesto recipe
0 from 0 votes
Print

Basil Pesto

Homemade fresh basil pesto is an easy recipe to make in a blender or food processor with 7 simple ingredients, perfect for tossing in Italian pasta dishes!

Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup pesto
Calories 1265 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the basil and garlic in a blender or food processor.
  2. Add the walnuts and blend well.
  3. Add the salt, pepper and olive oil, blend well.
  4. Stir in the cheese by hand.