Basil Parmesan Pesto

Cooking Up Memories
by Cooking Up Memories
3 cups
5 min

Fresh Basil Parmesan Pesto is a classic, simple and versatile sauce. Made with fresh ingredients, it’s hands down better than store-bought pesto and it’s super easy to make! Use this basil pesto recipe for dipping your favorite Artisan bread, use for flatbread chicken pizza or slather it over a piece of baked salmon.

I love to grow fresh basil. It’s great to be able to run out and grab what I need all summer long, but at the end of the season I always have a ton left. Basil Parmesan Pesto is the best way to use up fresh basil before the first freeze.

Ingredients to make Basil Parmesan Pesto

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Recipe details
  • 3  cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 4 cups Fresh Basil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 8 Tbsp Pine Nuts
  • 2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

In a food processor or blender, pulse basil, lemon, Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, and salt until finely chopped.
While keeping food processor or blender running, slowing add olive oil until well combined.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze.
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