Homemade Pesto

Homemade Pesto

3 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Peggy
Recipe by  Peggy

“A fresh-tasting pesto that can easily be used alone on pasta, crostini, pizza; or add some to your favorite spaghetti sauce for a delicious special flavor! Use pine nuts, walnuts, or a combination of both.”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.

Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Place basil, Italian parsley, and garlic into a food processor, pulse several times to combine, and process until basil is finely chopped, about 30 seconds. Add pine nuts to basil mixture; process until finely chopped, 30 more seconds. Process Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into mixture until finely ground.
  2. Mix lemon juice into mixture with the machine running; slowly drizzle olive oil into pesto in the running machine until incorporated and pesto is thoroughly combined. Turn off machine and season pesto to taste with salt and black pepper.

Share It

Reviews (3)

Rate This Recipe
Scotdog
3

Scotdog

Yum! This was my first time making homemade pesto. I have basil growing like crazy right now. I did use walnuts (toasted) and more garlic. Fabulous flavor and easy, quick meal to put together over pasta.

lakelady
2

lakelady

This is a classic pesto that's wonderful for so many recipes. At the end of the summer I make a big batch without pine nuts and freeze in ice cube trays. When frozen I pop the cubes out and store in freezer bags to add to soups, sauces, and pasta. JUST A SIDE NOTE OF INTEREST...YOU CAN TAKE CUTTINGS OFF YOUR BASIL PLANTS AND PUT IN A GLASS OF WATER. THEY ROOT VERY QUICKLY. Enjoy!!!

tlfakes
0

tlfakes

Good and simple recipe. I like mine with a little more olive oil, so either I didn't put the right amount in, or it needs a little extra. Fortunately, that is a pretty easy thing to do at the end.

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Spinach Basil Pesto
(216)

Spinach Basil Pesto

Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto
(200)

Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

Feta Pesto
(33)

Feta Pesto

Pesto with Arugula
(31)

Pesto with Arugula

Basil Pecan Pesto
(12)

Basil Pecan Pesto

Jalapeno Pesto
(4)

Jalapeno Pesto

Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 389 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 35.8 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Top

<

previous recipe:

Spinach Basil Pesto

>

next recipe:

Creamy Pesto Sauce