The Easiest Basil Pesto Recipe You’ll Ever Make (Just 1 Step) by Ann Marie Patitucci

2 years ago

The Easiest Basil Pesto Recipe You’ll Ever Make (Just 1 Step)

I can’t get enough of pesto, all year long. I love it on chicken, in sandwiches, in hot pasta dishes, in pasta salad and more. There’s nothing like homemade pesto!

This pesto recipe is about as easy as it gets with just one step! One! Make extra to freeze for later.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes about 1 cup


  • 3 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse until almost smooth. Enjoy!

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Blenders $25 & Up
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Elisa Schmitz
So simple, so delicious. Homemade pesto is a genius idea and has so many tasty uses!
And it’s healthy, too. 😋
Pesto is a perfect sauce that so many people enjoy!

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