Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

My basil plant was starting to get obnoxiously big and I absolutely looove pesto so I decided to make some!  I did not have any pine nuts so I decided to wing it without them and it tastes this recipe is perfect for those who may be lacking the pine nuts or have a nut allergy!

What you need:

2 cups fresh basil

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Garlic cloves

1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (optional- Can also add this when ready to serve)

1/3 cup pine nuts (optional)

Place basil, garlic, Parmesan, and a portion of the oil in a high powered blender or food processor and blend, then gradually add the rest of the olive oil. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. This recipe is very quick and easy and the best part: a tiny amount of pesto goes a long way so you’ll be able to add some fresh flavor to many of your favorite dishes! Hope you enjoy! Happy Thursday!



Filed under Food, Healthy Recipes

4 responses to “Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

  1. thanks for the recipe! i too have a basil plant that is becoming quite big. this sounds like a great idea 🙂

  2. mmm…pesto. i wished my basils were doing as well. i planted them in the same pot as rosemary and cilantro and only the rosemary survived. have you made pesto with avocado or asparagus?

    • I have never made pesto with avocado or asparagus but that sounds delicious! Especially avocado since it would make it nice and creamy! I’m def. going to have to try that! Thanks!!

  3. This looks so yummy! I have been making pesto with Spicy Arugula and almonds lately and it is so so good!

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