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Fresh basil pesto recipe

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

  • Author: Nags
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Dips
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

A fresh basil pesto recipe with basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Perfect to add to pasta!


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor or mixie jar
  2. Pulse until combined and keep grinding to desired consistency
  3. Refrigerate up to 4 days or so tastes best fresh!

Notes

You can replace pine nuts in basil pesto with walnuts, cashew nuts, or any other nuts you have in hand.