Basil Pesto Recipe

Basil Pesto

Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 meals


  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup basil packed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until they are golden brown.
  • Blend the pine nuts, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor.
  • Blend in the basil and Parmesan cheese.
  • Slowly blend in the olive oil. If the pesto is still too dry, add more oil.