Make a homemade Fresh Basil Pesto to save money and use in various recipes.
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Fresh Basil Pesto

Make a homemade Fresh Basil Pesto to save money and use in various recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Basil Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add basil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese to a food processor. Pulsate until thoroughly mixed. Slowly add the oil and pulsate until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Store in an air-tight container. Drizzle olive oil on top to keep fresh. Will keep for a few weeks in the fridge.
  • To freeze: Section pesto into ice cube tray and freeze. When frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and keep frozen for 3-6 months.

Notes

Source: Adapted from Savory Sweet Life