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Fresh Basil Pesto Sauce

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Homemade pesto is simple and refreshingly delicious! Enjoy over your favorite pasta or as an easy appetizer with toast.


  • 2 cups fresh basil, packed

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste


In a food processor or hand blender, pulse together basil leaves and pine nuts.

Add the garlic and cheese and pulse until combined.

Add in the olive oil and pulse until combined, making sure to scrape down the sides. If too thick, add more olive oil.

Stir in salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy on your favorite pasta, as a delicious snack on toast, or as an addition to an epic charcuterie board.

The above photo is paired with Trader Joe's goat cheese & sun dried tomato ravioli.

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