An easy recipe for Basil Pesto, delicious in so many recipes or just toss with hot pasta!
This is my favorite recipe for Basil Pesto that I have used for years! It is great as a marinade, tossed with pasta or as a bread for dipping. I also have this on hands to spread on sandwiches and wraps too. Basil Pesto is a staple in my refrigerator and can be used in so many recipes. You can even freeze it too so you always have delicious Basil Pesto on hand.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1–2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add basil, garlic, Parmesan, nuts in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly stream in olive oil. Continue to blend until blended. Season with salt and pepper.
If tossing with hot pasta thin pesto with a few tablespoons of pasta water.