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5 from 2 votes


This pesto recipe is so easy to make with only 7 ingredients, its perfect for pasta, pizza, chicken, and more!Homemade pesto to top your favorite pasta or pizza or garlic bread
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 cup


  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves (stems removed) (or spinach, cilantro, parsley, etc)
  • 1/4 cup raw pine nuts (or walnuts, almonds, or pistachios)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 TBS garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (to taste)


  • Add basil, pine nuts, parmesan, garlic, and olive oil to a food processor. (A magic bullet or blender will work too, but may take longer) 
  • Blend until the mixture reaches your desired texture/consistency. 
  • Mix in salt and pepper. 
  • Use on pasta, pizza, chicken, bread, etc.
  • Pesto can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 5-7 days, or in the freezer for 3-4 months.