Best Basil Pesto Recipe: Put This Easy Pesto Recipe on Everything by Donna John
Basil pesto is not only packed with flavor, it’s also super easy and quick to put together. You'll want to use this delicious pesto recipe on pasta, in this caprese panini recipe, on grilled chicken breasts, grilled shrimp, in this peas with pesto recipe, on rice cakes, in a salad dressing or even on pizza (well, just about everything)!
While I do try other basil pesto recipes, this is my go-to-recipe. I love making chicken pesto pasta, pesto chicken breasts, pesto pasta salad and creamy pesto chicken spaghetti with it. I always make extra and freeze it for later.
All you need to make this easy homemade basil pesto recipe is fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Blend it up and get ready to taste freshness on a fork (or spoon!).
What's your favorite way to use pesto?
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- Pine nuts are somewhat pricey, so sometimes I will use walnuts, almonds or even sunflower seeds.
- Make extra and freeze it for later.
Here's how you make it:
- Put the basil, garlic and pine nuts in a blender. Pulse until chopped.
- With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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