Homemade Basil Pesto - This gorgeous fresh Homemade Basil Pesto is quick and easy to make and packed with classic Italian ingredients. It's so good you'll want to eat it by the spoonful.
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Quick & Easy Homemade Basil Pesto

Everything tastes better when you make it yourself, and Basil Pesto is no exception. This gorgeous fresh Homemade Basil Pesto is quick and easy to make and packed with classic Italian ingredients. It's so good you'll want to eat it by the spoonful.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy basil pesto, homemade basil pesto
Calories: 1321
Author: SarahnLaura

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1 cup grated cheese a blend of parmesan, pecorino & romano is perfect
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 5 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 180 degrees celsius. Place the pine nuts on a baking tray and toast in the oven for a few minutes until lightly golden brown and fragrant.
  • Place the toasted pine nuts, fresh basil, cheese and garlic in a blender or food processor and process for a minute or so until finely chopped.
  • Add in the olive oil and continue to process for another minute until ingredients are smooth and well combined.

Nutrition

Calories: 1321kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 130g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3665IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 911mg | Iron: 4.6mg