Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto (Green Pesto)





Introduction: Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto (Green Pesto)

Do you like pesto? Then why not try and make it at home? It literally
takes only a few minutes and tastes divine! Those ones who haven’t tried this delicious Italian sauce – I recommend you give it a go. You won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy easy recipes!


Step 1: Ingredients:

40g Pine Nuts

50g Parmesan Cheese

20g Fresh Basil leaves (2 handfuls)

80-90ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Clove Garlic

pinch of Salt & Pepper

Makes: 2-3 servings (with pasta)

Time: 15 minutes

Step 2: Method:

Toast the pine nuts in a pan for a minute or two until golden (low heat).

Put basil leaves in a food processor together with about 2/3 of olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper & pine nuts.

Process until smooth (it will take 1-2 minutes).

Now add the Parmesan cheese (or similar) & mix with a spoon or a spatula. Add more olive oil, if needed (you may add more than 90 ml of olive oil – but I prefer putting more oil on pasta, if needed).

Serve with pasta or bread.

Storage: Store in a jar in the fridge (1-2 weeks).

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You know, I'm an Italian, and as such kind of a food-nazi. First time I see on an American website an actual traditional Italian recipe done well. Very good!

Thank You so much. You made my day!

this sounds super yummy!! can't wait to make it!!

Thank You! Super simple to make it.