Flavorful Homemade Basil Pesto

Flavorful Homemade Basil Pesto

Picture yourself in a sun-dappled Italian garden, surrounded by the lush aroma of fresh basil. That’s the kind of sensory delight that awaits you with our Flavorful Homemade Basil Pesto recipe. This classic sauce captures the essence of summer and can elevate any dish it touches.


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by toasting the pine nuts in a dry pan until golden brown. Let them cool.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil, toasted pine nuts, grated Parmesan, and garlic. Pulse until finely minced.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, giving it a final pulse to incorporate.
  5. Your Flavorful Homemade Basil Pesto is ready to be enjoyed! Toss it with pasta, spread it on sandwiches, or use it as a marinade.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: Approximately 1 cup

Aromatic basil, nutty pine nuts, and savory Parmesan come together in a symphony of flavors that define this homemade pesto.

Nutrition information: Calories: 120 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g

Picture yourself savoring a delightful Italian meal with a dollop of our Flavorful Homemade Basil Pesto. It’s more than a sauce; it’s a journey to the heart of Mediterranean cuisine. With its vibrant color and robust taste, this pesto adds a burst of freshness to every bite. So why wait? Gather your ingredients, embrace the aroma of basil, and create a culinary masterpiece that will transport you to the sun-soaked landscapes of Italy.

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