Homemade Pesto Recipe
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Homemade Pesto Recipe

You may substitute other herbs or greens for basil to make it interesting. We have used garlic scapes and arugula with very tasty results!!
Author: Dannika Stevenson


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese fresh
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Add the fresh basil leaves, garlic, ┬ánuts, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse 5 times until a coarse mixture forms.
  • Turn the food processor on low and slowly add olive oil in a steady stream.
  • Serve the pesto immediately or store refrigerated. Make sure it is covered. This pesto can also be frozen in containers. You may also freeze in ice trays then transferred to a freezer bag for individual use!