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Homemade Basil Pesto recipe

Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

This Homemade Basil Pesto is a versatile and flavourful sauce that can be used to elevate pasta, sandwiches, salads, and more.





  • Step 1.

    In a food processor, combine the fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Step 2.

    Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well combined.
  • Step 3.

    Gradually mix in the olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency.
  • Step 4.

    Season with salt and black pepper, and pulse again to combine.
  • Step 5.

    Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Step 6.

    Transfer the pesto to a jar or container and drizzle a thin layer of olive oil on top to help preserve its vibrant colour.
  • Step 7.

    Refrigerate the pesto for up to one week, or freeze for longer storage.
  • Step 8.

    Use the pesto as a sauce for pasta, a spread for sandwiches, a dressing for salads, or a flavour enhancer for various dishes.
  • Step 9.



  1. 2 cupFresh Basil Leaves

  2. 3 Garlic Cloves

  3. 0.5 cupPine Nuts

  4. 0.5 cupParmesan Cheese (optional)

  5. 0.5 cupExtra-virgin Olive Oil

  6. 1 tspSalt to taste

  7. 1 tspBlack Pepper to taste

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